10 April 2019

Activists in Berlin have a plan to deal with “rent sharks” who hoard vast property holdings and squeeze tenants for higher rent: “Activists have started collecting signatures for a ballot proposal that would require the city to take back properties from any landlord that owns more than 3,000 apartments. Polls suggest such a measure could pass, forcing the city to consider spending billions of euros buying privatized housing back.” Is this where Melbourne will be after the Andrews Government privautises public housing?