Public Housing scare campaign misleading and offensive

On behalf of the State Liberal Party I wish to reassure Housing Trust residents in Hammond that a Marshall Liberal Government will not be forcibly removing tenants from their homes as claimed by the Housing Trust Tenants’ Association.

A letter that has been sent from the Housing Trust Tenants’ Association is nothing more than a disgraceful scare campaign designed to cause distress to Trust residents.

It is misleading and offensive.

Julie Macdonald, who is the Assistant Secretary of the Housing Trust Tenants’ Association and whose name appears at the bottom of the letter, is a member of the Labor Party.

I’m really disappointed that vulnerable people are being scared.

I wish to reassure all concerned that a Marshall Liberal Government will also not support the introduction of a bedroom tax.
Shadow Minister for Housing, Duncan McFetridge MP, recently reiterated this position on radio.

“There will be no bed tax and no one will be forced out of their public housing.” (5AA 13 February 2014)

I wish to reassure all concerned residents that the State Liberals’ are committed to ensuring that social housing is managed well and residents are supported as we strengthen and build better local communities.

A Marshall Liberal Government will provide you and your family with a better future and put South Australia back on track.