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Save Wantirna Caravan Park residents from Chinese speculator displacement

Long term Aussie Residents, including many who have constructed their own park cabins, and are exemplary for living a sustainable lifestyle on limited means, now face the full onslaught of Chinese demographic and economic imperialism acquiesced to by Liberal, Labor and Green politicians. (This article comes from a member of Australia First and is publishing it because Australia First is attempting to represent these Wantirna Caravan Park residents in its program to support relocalisation and a small population in Australia.)

Chinese purchasers, apparently lacking feeling for the caravan park, or its natural outlook which enhances the local area, want to exploit the land for building and $$$$ speculating on 294 dogbox houses. On current trends they are likely to be sold to prospective Chinese immigrants in the continuation of the large stream we are already experiencing. In this way incoming immigrants will displace the caravan park residents.

Stiff luck to Aussie Residents who are to be booted out to make way!

This abysmal treatment of dispossession results from the politicians opening the floodgates for foreign “investments.”
It is even rumoured that a Liberal Party Chinese Branch for local Deakin Electorate is likely to be formed to enhance support from Chinese money.

Australia First says Stand up for Aussies - No Exceptions! And, no dispossession of Caravan Park residents.

Support the Australia First Petition directing political representatives to
[I] refrain from any redevelopment permits, and
[ii] for Legislation to compulsory acquire the Wantirna Caravan Park for Public Housing Land, under co-operative management including by existing Residents, and
[iii] close down foreign money buying out our Australia.

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Bit of a Freudian slip today from RBA chief Phil Lowe in parliament: There is not a single story across the country. In parts of the country that have been adjusting to the downswing in mining investment or where there have been big increases in supply of apartments, housing prices have declined. In other parts, where the economy has been stronger and the supply-side has had trouble keeping up with strong population growth, housing prices are still rising quickly. In most areas, growth in rents is low. And recently we have seen a pick-up in growth in credit to investors, which needs to be watched carefully.
RBA chief blames house prices on "strong population growth" - MacroBusiness

This has been caused by high immigration and allowing foreign nationals to buy land in Australia. The result is devastating for this particular group of people. In order to compensate them, and for them to continue to be independent and avoid further social dislocation and mental illness, the only solution I can think of is for the government to buy land and rent it to these people and others like them. Governments caused it. Governments should pick up the pieces, otherwise the plight of these people is seen as no more than collateral damage and then forgotten.

Re "Governments need to compensate displaced people", what you describe sounds like public housing for the displaced. We certainly need more public housing in this country. From something government provided across the community, situated fairly close to industries, the remaining public housing is mostly for the severely disadvantaged - and stigmatised by this. Public housing is now synonymous with ghettos, but that is not what it used to be. It was with the privatisation of the land-development and housing industry (beginning under Menzies) that public housing became a marginalised sector.

I have heard of people driven to suicide by the loss of a home. Just moving house is recognised as a major stressor. How do old people cope? The government should take the costs of providing public counselling and support for those brutally displaced by the growth lobby in Australia.

And so many more are displaced in their own society by the lack of housing, its unaffordability, as well as those whose houses have been taken from them.

There is one problem, though, where would governments find the land for more public housing? We cannot keep densifying or clearing land - because that is the cause of the problem.

It is public housing in another guise. The caravaners often own their own homes but no land as i understand it. "Replacement" land would need to come with at least the basic services of sewerage and water.
Of course governments won't buy it - the idea or the land- any more than they would buy land for a renter tossed out when a house is sold,but perhaps the idea should be put to them since they are stacking the dice against the renters through mass immigration. It would be an extremely costly harm minimisation scheme. Agree re the limits to land but new suburbs are being built to accommodate population growth and there seems to no end in sight. Perhaps if they were obliged to consider making room for displaced people the State Government might send a message to the Federal government to tone down the immigration numbers. Oh well, one can live in hope.......