Category Archives: Homelessness

Greens shine a light on NRAS sunset clause

MEDIA RELEASE  14th July 2021 In the midst of an increasing housing affordability crisis, the Newcastle Greens are drawing attention to evaporating affordable rental homes. The National Affordability Rental Scheme (NRAS), which was discontinued by the Abbot government in 2014, … Continue reading

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Greens call on Wallsend candidates to make NSW A Safe State!

MEDIA RELEASE 24 January 2019 Greens candidate for Wallsend Sinead Francis-Coan calls on all State election candidates standing in the seat of Wallsend to take the Safe State pledge. “There were 624 domestic violence incidents in our area last year … Continue reading

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Greens Back Council’s Commitment to Ambitious Affordable Housing Program

The aggressive commitment to affordable housing by Newcastle Council has been heralded by Greens Councillor John Mackenzie as the defining achievement of this Council term to date. “Everyone needs a home where they can feel secure, live comfortably and be … Continue reading

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Here’s how you can help with the Greens Newcastle Council Election campaign

If you’re looking for a rad way to meet the best people Newcastle has to offer, spread the good word about the Greens (especially regarding our excellent candidates running in the Newcastle City Council Elections) and enjoy the lovely winter … Continue reading

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Candidate Forums for Newcastle Council Election

  Here’s your opportunity to meet, hear from, and ask questions of your local candidates in the Newcastle Council election: 29 August: Aesha Awan will be speaking at the Ward 4 Candidate Forum organised by ConnectAbility at Wallsend Library https://www.facebook.com/events/111515282852290/ … Continue reading

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GREENS LAUNCH COUNCIL CAMPAIGN TO PUT COMMUNITIES FIRST

MEDIA RELEASE GREENS LAUNCH COUNCIL CAMPAIGN TO PUT COMMUNITIES FIRST 21 August, 2017   The Greens today launched their campaign to contest all four wards and the Lord Mayoralty in the upcoming Newcastle Council election. Lord Mayor and Ward 2 Candidate … Continue reading

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Greens commit to improving rental security for Newcastle

MEDIA RELEASE – 5 April, 2017 NSW Greens Housing spokesperson, Jenny Leong MP says that ending ‘no grounds’ evictions in NSW is a simple reform that will provide much needed security for renters in Newcastle, Port Stephens, the Hunter and … Continue reading

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Renters often get a raw deal. Is it time you had a rental health check?

With escalating rents and the shortfall in available rental properties, more and more renters are competing with each other for what can be substandard, over-priced, insecure or inappropriate housing. Despite renters making up one third of all Australian households, no-one … Continue reading

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Newcastle Greens Announce Election Campaign Priorities

An investment in renewable energy, secure housing and education are key priorities for Greens candidate for Newcastle Michael Osborne. Councillor Osborne, who has clocked up almost a decade on Newcastle City Council, says the Greens can offer the electorate investments … Continue reading

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