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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

Local roads and infrastructure investment is a start, but more needed

LOCAL ROADS AND INFRASTRUCTURE INVESTMENT IS A START, BUT MORE NEEDED  Labor is encouraged by today’s announcement the Morrison Government will deliver funding to local councils to be invested in local roads and community infrastructure, but more needs to be done to ensure... read more...


Tradies in trouble - no plan to help

  Housing construction work is about to fall off a cliff and the Morrison Government has no plan to help tradies in trouble.  In Question Time today Labor asked the government if would develop a Housing Construction Stimulus plan to prevent carpenters, bricklayers,... read more...


Housing construction is crucial to COVID-19 recovery

  Labor has called for a National Housing Stimulus Plan as the nation emerges from the COVID 19 pandemic. The pipeline of work in the housing construction industry is drying up and will result in a sharp decline in work for lots of tradespeople and small and family... read more...


Report exposes Government’s inaction on rental affordability

The COVID-19 crisis has made it very clear just how important housing is.   Our home is not just our castle.  At the moment it is our fortress. Anglicare Australia’s annual Rental Affordability Report released today also exposes just how unaffordable housing is in Australia... read more...


Hundreds of thousands of trades jobs at risk

ANTHONY ALBANESE MPLEADER OF THE AUSTRALIAN LABOR PARTYMEMBER FOR GRAYNDLER JASON CLARE MPSHADOW MINISTER FOR HOUSING AND HOMELESSNESSSHADOW MINISTER FOR REGIONAL SERVICES, LOCAL GOVERNMENT AND TERRITORIESMEMBER FOR BLAXLAND HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF TRADES JOBS AT RISK... read more...


Speed up bushfire clean up to support Coronavirus stimulus

  The Morrison Government must make debris clean-up in bushfire affected communities a priority by supporting local contractors and boosting the local workforce, so towns can begin to rebuild.  This week on the 7.30 Report (Tuesday, 14 April), it was revealed that, months... read more...


Coronavirus: Up to 45,000 Council jobs at risk

The coronavirus has led to closure of many council facilities putting up to 45,000 jobs at risk. Currently ineligible for the JobKeeper package local councils are already laying off thousands of employees.   Sutherland Shire Council, in the Prime Minister’s own electorate,... read more...


Coronavirus: Labor’s call to support our healthcare heroes

  Our frontline health care workers are heroes in this health emergency and deserve as much support as possible from us to keep saving lives. With reports this week of health workers being publicly abused on public transport because of their day-to-day proximity to the... read more...


Coronavirus: No clarity on rental package causes bullying and anxiety

Some real estate agents are bullying tenants by demanding they pay rent in advance and demanding they draw down on their retirement savings to pay rent.   While most agents are behaving professionally, Labor has received reports of unacceptable behaviour and calls on the... read more...


Homelessness charities in real trouble when they are needed most

JASON CLARE MPSHADOW MINISTER FOR HOUSING AND HOMELESSNESSSHADOW MINISTER FOR REGIONAL SERVICES, LOCAL GOVERNMENT AND TERRITORIESMEMBER FOR BLAXLANDHON LINDA BURNEY MPSHADOW MINISTER FOR FAMILIES AND SOCIAL SERVICESMEMBER FOR BARTONANDREW LEIGH MPSHADOW ASSISTANT MINISTER FOR... read more...