Australia: Free Housing For Everybody

The Age – Under the charter, a person has the right ”not to have his or her privacy, family, home or correspondence unlawfully or arbitrarily interfered with”. Unlike private landlords and property owners, the Director of Housing is a public authority and is legally obliged to comply with the charter.

The charter provisions mean that even people living in public housing illegally may cite human rights concerns when challenging the government’s move to evict them.

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