Faruqi owns a family home with her spouse and has also declared two investment properties, from which she derives income, in Beaconsfield and Port Macquarie in NSW, and a 500 square metre block of land in Lahore, Pakistan.
Watson-Brown, who holds the Brisbane seat of Ryan, has declared an investment property in Auchenflower, Queensland and a holiday flat in Hastings Point, NSW in addition to her family home.
In December, she also declared that she had deleted a deposit paid on a Brisbane city apartment.
Victorian senator Janet Rice has a holiday home in Sisters Beach, Tasmania, in addition to her residence in the Melbourne suburb of Footscray, and invests in Pendal Properties Security Fund, which trades in Australia’s property market.
Queensland senator Penny Allman-Payne owns a home in Gladstone, Queensland, and has declared her former home in Cleveland, Queensland, as an investment property that is rented to a not-for-profit charity.
Tasmanian senator Peter Whish-Wilson owns a house in Trevallyn, Tasmania, while his wife has a property in Bicheno, Tasmania, in her name.
The Greens have threatened to block Labor’s $10 billion Housing Australian Future Fund, which is designed to fund up to 30,000 homes over five years, arguing it will not do enough to increase the supply of affordable housing in Australia.
A spokesman Bandt said that “every single Greens MP in parliament supports a freeze on rent increases, and winding back negative gearing”.
“While we’re waiting for Labor to act on the housing and rental crisis, Greens MPs advise they have frozen the rent for everyone living in a property they own. We need a massive shakeup to make housing affordable in Australia, but it’s important that we do what we can,” he said.
“Housing is a human right – and a renter’s ability to keep their home shouldn’t rely upon the generosity of the person who bought the house.”
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