(Bills - Consideration in detail, 20 June 2018, Legislative Assembly, NSW Parliament)Read more
(Bills - Second Reading Debate, 20 June 2018, Legislative Assembly, NSW Parliament)Read more
Tuesday 12 June 2018
Our community campaign got the government to give owners’ corporations the power to ban holiday lets for lots that are not the “principal place of residence” of the host, but this very limited power will do little to stop buildings turning into quasi hotels.Read more
Thursday 24 May 2018
The community message that short term letting must be properly regulated is reaching government members, with a retreat from a reported policy that would have allowed homes to be let out to visitors for half a year with no rights for apartment buildings to set their own rules.Read more
Thursday 17 May 2018
In response to my request, the Minister for Social Housing will recognise the far-reaching and ongoing impacts on survivors of childhood institutional sexual abuse by making this a qualification for urgent social housing. The serious impacts like mental illness, addiction, self-harm and other destructive behaviours can contribute to and entrench homelessness. Priority for urgent social housing for eligible survivors of institutional child sexual abuse will provide real help for healing and recognise the role of successive governments in allowing and covering up this horrific abuse.
My question and the minister’s response is HERE.
(Question Without Notice, 15 May 2018, Legislative Assembly, NSW Parliament)
My question is directed to the Minister for Family and Community Services, Minister for Social Housing, and Minister for the Prevention of Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault. With significant numbers of survivors of institutional child sex abuse suffering mental illness, addiction, self-harm and other factors that can lead to homelessness, will the Minister ensure that survivors of institutional child sex abuse who need access to social housing will get priority housing?Read more
Monday 5 March 2018
The Owners Corporation Network has a forum 10 March Saturday 10 March 10am-3pm with MC Flat-Chat’s strata guru Jimmy Thomson and the Minister for Innovation and Better Regulation. Sessions include short-term letting, noisy neighbours, building defects and flammable cladding. Information HERE.Read more
Tuesday 27 February 2018
While I welcome proposed controls in the draft Sirius SEPP to protect sightlines to the Sydney Harbour Bridge and the Sydney Opera House, the SEPP fails to protect the rich social and architectural heritage of this iconic building.Read more