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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

Housing Australia Future Fund

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  HOUSING AUSTRALIA FUTURE FUND... read more...


Minimum Help, Maximum Hype Housing Policy

  It is harder to buy a home than ever before and today’s overhyped announcement by the Morrison Government does little to help. This is not the Mother’s Day present the Government has touted it to be. There are about one million single parent families in Australia. After... read more...


Morrison Government backflips on funding cuts to homelessness services

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 LABOR LEADER IN THE SENATE SHADOW... read more...


Scrap the cap to help first home builders

Labor is calling on the Morrison Government again to use Tuesday’s Budget to scrap the cap on the number of people who can apply for the First Home Loan Deposit Scheme to build a new home.   Almost a year ago, Labor called on the Morrison Government to do this.   In last... read more...


This is not a joke: Homelessness Minister refuses to meet with homelessness organisations

One of Australia’s peak bodies for homelessness has taken the extraordinary step of writing to the Prime Minister to make an official complaint that his Minister for Homelessness Michael Sukkar refuses to meet with them.   The letter from National Shelter says the... read more...


Rent Crisis Exposed

It’s harder to rent in Australia than ever before. That’s what Anglicare’s Rental Affordability Snapshot released today shows. It’s always been hard to rent if you are on the pension or JobSeeker, but this report reveals that in the last 12 months there has been a massive... read more...


Thousands of veterans sleeping rough

JASON CLARE MP SHADOW MINISTER FOR HOUSING AND HOMELESSNESS SHADOW MINISTER FOR REGIONAL SERVICES, LOCAL GOVERNMENT AND TERRITORIES MEMBER FOR BLAXLAND SHAYNE NEUMANN MP SHADOW MINISTER FOR VETERANS' AFFAIRS AND DEFENCE PERSONNEL MEMBER FOR BLAIR   THOUSANDS OF VETERANS... read more...


Government finally comes to their senses on HomeBuilder

GOVERNMENT FINALLY COMES TO THEIR SENSES ON HOMEBUILDER For months Labor has called on the Federal Government to extend the timeframe to commence construction under the HomeBuilder Scheme.  Many applicants feared they’d miss out in the $25,000 grant because of significant... read more...


Tasmanian Labor’s Social Housing Policy Announcement

Federal Labor welcomes Tasmanian Labor’s social housing announcement today, a $195.7 million commitment to build more than 2,000 new homes.    This will help put a roof over the head of more than 4,600 Tasmanians who are doing it tough.   Like their Federal colleagues, the... read more...


HomeBuilder change still needed so applicants don’t miss out

The HomeBuilder Scheme is now closed but many Australians who have applied for the grant are unsure whether they’ll even get it. Labor is again calling on the Prime Minister to extend the scheme’s construction commencement timeframe from six to twelve months to make it easier... read more...