Minute with Magnus

LINDER MagnusElections loom and Churches Housing, as an active member of the Sydney Alliance, has a key role in organising our Housing and Energy Assembly at the Sydney Town Hall next week on Thursday 14 March from 6.30pm.

With likely more than 2,000 people in attendance, a rousing choir performance and commitments to attend from major parties as well as crossbenchers, this promises to be a night not to be missed for those of us who feel we need to do much more to deal with housing affordability as well as accessibility to affordable, renewable energy for lower-income renters, who have largely been locked out of this market.

My role will be as ‘pinner’, meaning I get to clarify with our State politicians their exact commitment to our housing asks. Please click here https://www.sydneyalliance.org.au/housing for details. Call Sydney Alliance on 8007 6055 to register.

Vinnies and the national ‘Everybody’s Home’ campaign have partnered with the Sydney Alliance in a tripartite collaboration to push both Federal and State politicians for policy reform and commitments.

We recently held a networking breakfast where we facilitated a conversation around ‘Re-imagining Communities’ and there was a genuine buzz as participants really got into exploring this topic.

Partnering with Melbourne-based Centre for Building Better Community, we were excited to have Andre Van Eymeren and colleague Nigel Smith stir our imaginations beyond the bricks and mortar, exploring exactly what it means to create flourishing communities.

If you didn’t get a chance to attend or if you did and want to get a refresh of what we talked about, their full presentations are on our website. There’s also a news summary below.

Hope to see you at the Assembly next Thursday!