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Defend Public Housing Rally at Parliament

 

A rally to defend public housing and demand better maintenance of public housing homes will be held at Parliament House onThursday 27 March.

The rally will be addressed by representatives of public housing groups at Millers Point, Waterloo, Glebe, Auburn, Camperdown and Balmain as well as Opposition Leader John Robertson and Green MP for Balmain Jamie Parker.

Organised by Hands off Glebe, participants will assemble at the Archibald Fountain in Hyde Park North at 11 am. They will then walk to Parliament House for the rally.

For more information, please contact Denis Doherty from Hands off Glebe on 0418 290 663

Visit our website:  www.handsoffglebe.org

 

Media release
6 am Thursday 27 March

 

Community groups unite to demand:

No more social cleansing. Defend public housing

Public housing groups from across Sydney and as far apart as Millers Point and Wollongong are coming together today for a rally at Parliament House to defend public housing and for an end to social cleansing of public housing tenants.

“We want proper maintenance,” said Denis Doherty from Hands off Glebe, the group organising today’s protest.

“We are sick of neglect and lack of care by this heartless government which does not even have a housing minister.

“While tenants suffer in below standard houses and waiting lists grow, the NSW Government is selling off public housing and is $330 million behind in its maintenance load,” Mr Doherty said.

“Speakers at the rally will come from public housing estates across Sydney. They are united in calling for more resources for maintenance and for much more new public housing.

We are also saying no evictions at Millers Point and the Rocks and no more social cleansing of public housing tenants.

Opposition Leader John Robertson has agreed to address the rally which is also supported by Greens MP Jamie Parker and union speakers from the MUA and CFMEU

“A decent home is a human right,” Denis Doherty said. “That’s all we’re asking.”

 

For more information, contact Denis Doherty from Hands off Glebe on  0418 290 663

Visit our website: www.handsoffglebe.org