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Member for Blaxland

Shadow Minister for Regional Services, Territories and Local Government

Shadow Minister for Housing and Homelessness 

Portfolio Media Releases

Linda Scott elected President of Australian Local Government Association

Labor congratulates Linda Scott on her election as President of the Australian Local Government Association. Linda brings with her a wealth of experience. She has served as Vice President of the Australian Local Government Association since 2018, been a Councillor on the... read more...


Minister flags changes to HomeBuilder

Yesterday in Parliament, Labor called on the Minister for Housing to extend and fix the HomeBuilder Scheme. This includes lifting the price cap for new homes in places like Sydney.   Sydneysiders aren’t getting their fair share from this scheme at this moment. New South Wales... read more...


More evidence HomeBuilder is not enough

  Up to 42,000 Australians who work in the construction industry will lose their jobs this financial year, according to the Australian Construction Industry Forum.   Updated forecasts reveal that the construction industry, which employs one in ten Australian workers, “is... read more...


Lights are on but no one’s home

Today in Senate Estimates it was revealed the Morrison Government doesn’t know: If homelessness is going to go up in the next twelve months,  What will happen to the 7000 homeless Australians put into empty hotel rooms during the pandemic,  How many people applied to have... read more...


HomeBlunder exposed: Only 123 grants paid

The Morrison Government promised four months ago that the HomeBuilder Scheme would benefit 27,000 families.   Half-way through the application timeframe, less than a quarter of that number have applied and less than one per cent have been paid a cent.   The Government has... read more...


Social Housing repair program to keep tradies working

ANTHONY ALBANESE MP LEADER OF THE AUSTRALIAN LABOR PARTY MEMBER FOR GRAYNDLER   JASON CLARE MP SHADOW MINISTER FOR HOUSING AND HOMELESSNESS SHADOW MINISTER FOR REGIONAL SERVICES, LOCAL GOVERNMENT AND TERRITORIES MEMBER FOR BLAXLAND   SOCIAL HOUSING REPAIR PROGRAM TO KEEP... read more...


Slow coach Sukkar should scrap the cap

The housing construction industry is going off a cliff and an extra 10,000 places for new builds under the First Home Loan Deposit Scheme is not enough to save it. Labor has been calling on the Government to expand this scheme since May.The Government has been dragged kicking... read more...


Sukkar hides his numbers

If HomeBuilder has delivered a “renovation rescue” for the residential construction industry, why is the Minister for Housing hiding the numbers about the schemes uptake? Labor lodged questions to the Select Committee on COVID-19 almost a month ago and today the responses are... read more...


HomeBuilder Scheme must be extended to help Mt Tomah families rebuild

JASON CLARE MP SHADOW MINISTER FOR HOUSING AND HOMELESSNESS SHADOW MINISTER FOR REGIONAL SERVICES, LOCAL GOVERNMENT AND TERRITORIES MEMBER FOR BLAXLAND   SUSAN TEMPLEMAN MEMBER FOR MACQUARIE   HOMEBUILDER SCHEME MUST BE EXTENDED TO HELP MT TOMAH FAMILIES REBUILD Labor has... read more...


HomeBuilder failure: Apartment building approvals crash

Australian Bureau of Statistics figures released today show building approvals for units have collapsed again.   Approvals for the building of units fell 11 per cent in August, and a massive 18 per cent for the year.   Industry stakeholders and Treasury’s own figures show the... read more...