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Housing the homeless in Cowper a vital policy

Greens candidate Carol Vernon sees huge benefits for the Federal electorate of Cowper from the NSW tourism inquiry.
Greens candidate Carol Vernon sees huge benefits for the Federal electorate of Cowper from the NSW tourism inquiry.

GREENS candidate for Cowper, Carol Vernon, summed up it up succinctly when discussing the Party's policy on housing.

"We need affordable housing right across the Cowper electorate," Mrs Vernon said.

The policy is about finding ways to accommodate and support the homeless.

Mrs Vernon said this is an issue right across the seat of Cowper, one of the lowest socio-economic electorates in Australia.

"From Kempsey to Maclean there is an urgent need to build more public housing, encourage the building of more affordable private housing and to put in place schemes that allow owners to convert unused buildings for short term housing," she said.

"One solution The Greens party is proposing is the building of factory-fabricated units, to be assembled by crane into apartment blocks, at half the cost of traditional building.

"The Greens will also push for extra spending on an intensive range of social services for the homeless children, women and men to complement building programs."

The Greens candidate said a vote for her Party is the only effective way to tackle this issue.

"The Liberal/National Coalition and the Labor party have lacked the will, not the funds to really implement a workable plan to house the children, women and men 'couch-surfing', sleeping rough in cars and on the streets.

"The government's building program has fallen short in accommodating the 105,000 homeless people." **

** = Figure taken from the 2011 census

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