Australian Coat of Arms

Member for Blaxland

Shadow Minister for Regional Services, Territories and Local Government

Shadow Minister for Housing and Homelessness 

Portfolio Media Releases

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...


Safer Places Funding finally announced

JASON CLARE MP SHADOW MINISTER FOR HOUSING AND HOMELESSNESS SHADOW MINISTER FOR REGIONAL SERVICES, TERRITORIES AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT MEMBER FOR BLAXLAND   SENATOR JENNY MCALLISTER SHADOW CABINET SECRETARY SHADOW ASSISTANT MINISTER TO THE LEADER OF THE OPPOSITION IN THE SENATE... read more...


Labor calls on Government again to extend Homebuilder to help bushfire victims

JASON CLARE MP SHADOW MINISTER FOR HOUSING AND HOMELESSNESS SHADOW MINISTER FOR REGIONAL SERVICES, LOCAL GOVERNMENT AND TERRITORIES MEMBER FOR BLAXLAND   KRISTY MCBAIN MP MEMBER FOR EDEN-MONARO LABOR CALLS ON GOVERNMENT AGAIN TO EXTEND HOMEBUILDER TO HELP BUSHFIRE VICTIMS... read more...


How many warnings does Michael Sukkar need?

Housing construction is going off a cliff. The warnings have been loud and clear, and everyone has heard them except the Housing Minister.      Last month Master Builders Australia warned the housing industry is facing a “bloodbath”.   Treasury also revealed last month it has... read more...


Treasury reveals Michael Sukkar's lies on HomeBuilder jobs don't stack up

  For months Michael Sukkar has been peddling the line that the HomeBuilder Scheme would “keep hundreds of thousands of people in jobs”.   He has said it in interviews. He has said it on Twitter. He has said it in Parliament.   On Friday his own Department confirmed it is not... read more...