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A rally to ‘demand reform’ and ‘tackle the current housing crisis’ will be held Saturday September 9, from 3pm at Main Beach, Byron Bay.

Organisers are The Greens, Reclaim Our Recovery Lismore and the National Union of Students’ Get A Room campaign. They are also ‘encouraging us all to see beyond the commodification of a basic human right to start a movement to get every Australian a house’.

Speakers include federal Greens candidate, Mandy Nolan, Chels Hood Withey (The Seeding), and Andy George (Reclaim Our Recovery Lismore). 

The group’s objectives are: a rent freeze; build more public housing; raise rent assistance; tax property developers; strengthen renters’ rights; end for-profit student accommodation; implement a corporate super-profits tax and fund community-led recovery for climate chaos related disasters.

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  1. Awesome. Love a good rally. We can all go to the rally, then car pool to go and protest about the next so called “mega development” round the corner.

    Classic NIMBYs who don’t connect the dots between actions and consequences.

  2. If the Greens practiced what they preached, they would immediately stop their juvenile political posturing in the Senate and pass the Labor Govt’s Affordable Housing Bill, that would immediately release much needed Federal money so all of the States can start their shovel ready affordable housing projects, If Mandy Nolan was fair-dinkum, she would also stop using this vitally important issue for her own political advantage.

  3. There will always be more demand for housing in this region, especially Byron Bay and surrounds, than available and affordable housing.
    This demand is destroying the entire region’s fragile, beautiful environment, and formerly delightful atmosphere. Whilst developers may desire to continue to recreate the concrete jungle of the Gold Coast, their brand of profiteering is not desirable. Nor will it create affordable housing for the multitude.
    This is beginning to seem like opportunistic politicing with developer backing. Let’s try to be objective, way more people want to live here than the region can support, all the activism in the world is not going to provide a remedy.

  4. Um……and what about an update on how the proposed…”move a house before it gets demolished because its built from the original teak forest! movement” is going ???I would like one of those houses …but I still don’t have any land…love you Lismore!!!


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