The Israeli siege on Gaza has pushed 50% of its population into the 151 square kilometre city of Rafah on Egypt’s border1. Close to 2 million people are stuck between this hard, militarised border and intensified airstrikes, with an Israeli […]
Friday 18th of August 2023 was the last day of the Save Barak Beacon campaign. A campaign led by various miscellaneous political parties, groups, and organisations, including RAHU, who came together to stop the destruction of the eponymous public housing […]
RAHU members join in solidarity with the community groups calling for the Federal Government to cancel the AUKUS submarine deal. As the rate of people in this country sleeping on the streets continues to rise, $368 BILLION is being spent […]
Report from International Union of Tenants World Conference, Lisbon, Portugal Eirene Tsolidis Noyce – April 2023 During the International Union of Tenants World Conference, delegates were provided the opportunity to visit one of Lisbon’s newest public housing projects. This project […]
RAHU attended our first world Congress of the International Union of Tenants in Lisbon Portugal, as a new member of the IUT. I was honoured to be able to attend as an international Delegate, and speak on a panel about our organisation, and our challenges in the Australian housing crisis.
“Adequate housing is a human right enshrined in international human rights law. Failing to recognise, protect, and fulfil the Right to Adequate Housing results in the violation of a plethora of fundamental rights including the Right to Work, Education, Health, […]
RAHU at Peninsula Voice Forum, November 2022 by Lisa RAHU held an information stall at the Peninsula Voice Community Forum, in Mornington on 8th November. The forum attended by 200+ people was the second in a series addressing homelessness and […]
Melbourne’s rapidly growing outer suburbs in the North and West are being built on floodplains that get re-zoned for residential housing for huge windfall profits. With skyrocketing housing prices and falling wages these outer suburbs are some of the only places many people can afford.
Victoria’s state election looms while tenants are squeezed by booming rents and stagnant wages. RAHU is calling on the state government to: Enact rent caps, tying the rent price index to below median wage index Legislate rent increase notices to […]
Fleeing from your queerphobic family to unaffordable, insecure housing is an experience shared by many RAHU members – including myself. Unfortunately, escaping a queerphobic family doesn’t guarantee safety; queer friendly housemates are difficult to find, and affordable solo accommodation doesn’t […]