Thursday, November 27, 2008

'Squat students set to defy uni order'

The students who have been squatting in some of Melbourne Uni's terrace houses have been given till tomorrow to move out:

This week the university issued an ultimatum to squatters that they leave by tomorrow.
But the students, who formed the Student Housing Action Collective (SHAC), have refused to move out and will hold a rally at the houses tomorrow.
"We have nowhere else to go and this rally shows that we're not planning to go quietly," student Elizabeth Patterson said.
Inner Melbourne rental vacancy rates are only 1.1 per cent and median rents have gone up by 17 per cent.
The students have proposed converting the properties into a student-run housing co-operative under housing association Common Equity Housing.
Read the whole article from, The Age, here.

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