The peak body for Victorian workers has praised today’s announcement of $5.3 billion for a massive public housing construction blitz as a historic leap forward for social and economic justice in Victoria.
Quotes attributable Luke Hilakari, Secretary of Victorian Trades Hall Council
“The historic nature of this announcement can not be understated and will be a lasting legacy that will improve the lives of generations of Victorians.”
“This announcement makes possible a future where so many more Victorians have a safe place to sleep at night, a secure home to live in, and an address to attach to a resume.
“This is a building program that will employ tens of thousands of construction workers during what has been a terrible slump in residential construction. We especially applaud the job targets around apprentices, women and Aboriginal Victorians in construction.
“We welcome a government thinking big on economic recovery, and putting the effort in to supporting human beings, not just manipulating employment statistics.”
“Having your own home, is the stability that everyone needs to build a life, to gain employment and raise a family.”
"This is a historic investment that Victorians will be proud of in generations to come”
“This is what Labor governments are for”.
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