Day of Action for Public Housing
Parliament House Sydney
1pm Wednesday 14 September 2016
“Public housing is a social asset which should be cherished, not used as real estate for profit as the NSW Government is doing,” said Denis Doherty from Action for Public Housing.
“The Baird NSW Liberal Government is destroying public housing at Millers Point, Waterloo, the Ivanhoe Estate near Macquarie University, Glebe and other smaller sell offs.
“Action for Public Housing has grown out of that destruction. Our aim is to organize the fight back against the destruction of public housing, to defend homes, communities and local small businesses against the greed of developers and their political friends,” Denis Doherty said.
“Millers Point is well known to the people of Sydney yet many in our city do not realise that there are still tenants at Millers Point fighting eviction and social cleansing,” said Barney Gardiner representing Millers Point tenants.
“The Sirius building is now the main battlefront where very old and frail people face heartless eviction for no good reason other than greed,” Barney said.
“The proposed metro line with a station at Waterloo has become the excuse to evict over 4,000 people from their homes and send them to far off places which will destroy the community,” said Richard Weeks from the Waterloo Public Tenants Action Group.
A March and Rally is planned to support public housing on Wednesday 14 September, 2016.
Assemble 12.30 pm Archibald Fountain in Hyde Park North.
March to Parliament House, Macquarie Street.
Ms Tania Mihailuk, Shadow Minister for Housing (ALP)
Jamie Parker, Member for Balmain (Greens)
Barney Gardiner from Millers Point
Richard Weeks from Waterloo
Joe Deakin from the Maritime Union of Australia
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