Australian Coat of Arms

Member for Blaxland

Shadow Minister for Regional Services, Territories and Local Government

Shadow Minister for Housing and Homelessness 

Media

Biggest fall in new home loans in history

  For three months Labor has been telling the Government that the housing construction industry is about to go off a cliff.   The statistics released today by the Australian Bureau of Statistics emphatically show that warning was correct.   New home loan commitments fell a... read more...


Television Interview with Kieran Gilbert - Sky News - Wednesday 8 July 2020

E&OE TRANSCRIPT TELEVISION INTERVIEW SKY NEWS AFTERNOON AGENDA WEDNESDAY, 8 JULY 2020 SUBJECTS: COVID-19 in Victoria; Banks’ announcement on loan deferrals; Rent debt bomb; future of JobKeeper and JobSeeker.   KIERAN GILBERT, HOST: Joining me now is the Shadow Minister for... read more...


Television Interview with Peter Stefanovic - Sky News - Tuesday 7 July 2020

E&OE TRANSCRIPT TELEVISION INTERVIEW SKY NEWS FIRST EDITION TUESDAY, 7 JULY 2020 SUBJECTS: New South Wales-Victoria Border closure; COVID-19 in Victoria.   PETER STEFANOVIC, HOST: Joining me now live from Sydney is the Shadow Minister for Housing and Homelessness, Jason... read more...


HomeBlunder: One Month On and Only One State Can Apply

It’s been one month since the HomeBuilder Scheme was announced by the Morrison Government and Australians in only one state or territory can apply for the $25,000 grant.   The Morrison Government failed to consult with states and territories before the HomeBuilder Scheme was... read more...


HomeBuilder: One month on and still no applications

  One month after the HomeBuilder Scheme was announced by the Morrison Government, and there is still no system in place for a single Australian to make an application to receive the grant. Households are expected to make large financial commitments ahead of the looming 31... read more...


Bushfire victims will be excluded from help to rebuild

  At least 750 families in Eden-Monaro had their homes burnt down over summer. Now, to add insult to injury, it looks like a lot of these families could miss out on a $25,000 grant to rebuild their homes that the Government is providing to other families.   People of... read more...


Doorstop Interview with Kristy McBain - Bega - Thursday 2 July 2020

E&OE TRANSCRIPT PRESS CONFERENCE  BEGA THURSDAY, 2 JULY 2020   Subjects: HomeBuilder in Eden-Monaro; John Barilaro.   KRISTY MCBAIN: Hi, I'm Kristy McBain, Labor's candidate in the Eden-Monaro by-election. I’m joined here today in Bega with Jason Clare Labor’s Shadow Minister... read more...


Morrison fails to expand First Home Loan Deposit Scheme

    The Morrison Government has once again ignored Labor’s calls to expand the First Home Loan Deposit Scheme to help first home buyers build their first home and save the jobs of thousands of tradies.   The next round of the scheme opens today with 10,000 places for twelve... read more...


Housing approvals in freefall, apartment approvals down 34.9% and HomeBlunder won't fix it

  Australian Bureau of Statistics figures released today show residential building approvals in freefall.   Approvals for the building of units has collapsed - falling 34.9 per cent in May.   This means a big reduction in the construction of new apartments, and according to... read more...


Social Housing key to recovery: Grattan will the Government act now?

 For more than two months, Labor has called on the Morrison Government to fund the construction of more social housing and repair existing social housing to save the jobs of thousands of tradies in the housing construction industry.   A new report out today backs this call... read more...