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Public housing tenants take legal action to stop the demolition of their homes

Public housing tenants take legal action to stop the demolition of their homes

January 31st, 2024 - Cory Memery

Public housing tenants living in 44 high-rise buildings across Melbourne have taken action in the Victorian Supreme Court to halt plans to demolish their homes.

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Flemington and North Melbourne residents say “NO TO DEMOLITION”

November 29th, 2023 - Cory Memery

More than 100 residents attended a Somali Community Inc. and Save Public Housing Collective meeting at the Djerring Flemington Hub on Saturday, November 25.

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Residents and supporters are organising to oppose demolition of their homes

November 1st, 2023 - Cory Memery

There is one thing that is certain about the state government’s dreadful towers demolition plan – there will be strong and hopefully successful resistance.

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Premier Andrews and Prime Minister Albanese are destroying public housing

September 27th, 2023 - Cory Memery

There was new optimism on solving the housing affordability crisis in Australia when the Australian Greens came to an agreement with the federal Labor government to legislate the formation of a new federal government housing fund.

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Margaret Kelly evicted from her home!

August 30th, 2023 - Cory Memery

Police and security turned up at the Barak Beacon public housing estate on August 18 to evict Margaret from her home.

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Margaret Kelly is refusing to leave her home!

August 2nd, 2023 - Cory Memery

VCAT has supported Homes Victoria’s application for evicting Margaret but she is refusing to leave her home at the Barak Beacon public housing estate in Port Melbourne. 

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Stop Margaret Kelly’s eviction by Homes Victoria

May 31st, 2023 - Cory Memery

Margaret’s eviction notice demanded she leave her home in the Barak Beacon public housing estate in Port Melbourne by May 16. This deadline has been passed and she remains resolute about staying.

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Stop Margaret Kelly being evicted by Homes Victoria

May 3rd, 2023 - Cory Memery

Margaret has been issued with an eviction notice to leave her home in the Barak Beacon public housing estate in Port Melbourne.

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Stop the demolition of public housing at Barak Beacon, Port Melbourne

March 29th, 2023 - Cory Memery

I am urging all my column readers – as I have in previous columns – to get behind Margaret Kelly and other residents who remain living on this estate. Margaret has declared they will have to carry her out if they want to proceed with the demolition of her home.

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The Victorian Government supports private market rate rents

March 1st, 2023 - Cory Memery

The Big Housing Build absorbed the original Public Housing Renewal Program (PHRP), which included up to 11 public housing estates.

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