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From housing crisis to hope?

From housing crisis to hope?

November 29th, 2023 - Barbara Francis & Rus Littleson

Now that Victoria has both a new Premier and a new Minister for Consumer Affairs, can we dare to hope or dream there will be some meaningful changes during the first term of this new government?

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Greens pressure on short-stay levy

November 1st, 2023 - Barbara Francis & Rus Littleson

The Victorian Greens have written to the Treasurer Tim Pallas saying they will oppose Victoria’s proposed short-stay levy unless they get substantial changes to the state government’s new housing policy.

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Cash without the cure

September 27th, 2023 - Barbara Francis & Rus Littleson

Victoria’s proposed tax on short-stays will generate cash for the state government while ignoring internationally recognised solutions to tackle problems with the industry.

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Short stays “out of control”

August 30th, 2023 - Barbara Francis & Rus Littleson

The woeful inadequacy of the state’s short-stay legislation remains in the spotlight, with heightened tension in municipalities throughout the state.

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Renaissance of reason

August 2nd, 2023 - Barbara Francis & Rus Littleson

The We Live Here Forum on housing affordability and short-term rentals showed that there are solutions to the crisis, and that people with different perspectives can work together to achieve results.

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Open forum on affordable housing and short-term rentals

June 28th, 2023 - Barbara Francis & Rus Littleson

You are invited to a We Live Here forum, the first after a long, pandemic-induced hiatus.

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Suburban councils take the lead

May 31st, 2023 - Barbara Francis & Rus Littleson

The City of Melbourne is falling behind suburban councils in the race to prevent the city being overrun by short stays.

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Built to rent and ruin

May 3rd, 2023 - Barbara Francis & Rus Littleson

An inner-city apartment resident has written to We Live Here with a horror story of dealing with “visiting drunks lacking self-awareness” in a neighbouring property.

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Aurora-gate exposes inadequate laws

March 29th, 2023 - Barbara Francis & Rus Littleson

The battle for the owners’ corporation at Aurora Melbourne Central has underlined the woeful inadequacies of Victoria’s strata laws and VCAT tribunal system.

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The monster eating Melbourne

March 1st, 2023 - Barbara Francis & Rus Littleson

Local councils are fighting back against the short-stay behemoth that’s causing chaos across the city.

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