PUBLIC housing is under attack again. This time it is the newly elected Liberal MP for Belmont Glenys Godfrey.
It was reported that she vowed to consult her Liberal Party colleagues to reduce the density of public housing in Rivervale.
This statement does not surprise me in the least. During her campaign, Ms Godfrey linked public housing to crime. This was cheap and unintelligent campaigning while the real issues were ignored.
Instead of attacking public housing, Ms Godfrey should be showing some respect to the many people (public sector and private) who helped get her elected. I suggest that a little humility could have been the order of the day.
If public housing numbers were increased through significant Government investment, the selection criteria could be widened to allow a broader base of tenants, returning public housing to its original intent as a mainstream affordable option for all.