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Labor commits $7.5m toward Sanctuary Point District Library

CATHERINE KING SHADOW MINISTER FOR INFRASTRUCTURE, TRANSPORT AND REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT MEMBER FOR BALLARAT JASON CLARE SHADOW MINISTER FOR REGIONAL SERVICES, TERRITORIES AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT SHADOW MINISTER FOR HOUSING AND HOMELESSNESS MEMBER FOR BLAXLAND FIONA PHILLIPS... read more...


Dream Team backs Labor’s Affordable Housing Plan

  Labor’s affordable housing policy, the Housing Australia Future Fund, was today backed by a dream team of housing experts. The National Affordable Housing Alliance (NAHA) was formed in late 2020 to focus on increasing the provision of social and affordable housing across... read more...


12 Housing Christmas Gifts from the Morrison-Joyce Government

  As many Australians sit down for Christmas lunch on Saturday, one of the things a lot of people will inevitably talk about is the rising cost of housing in Australia.   Here are 12 facts Scott Morrison doesn’t want you to know: It’s harder to buy a home today than ever... read more...


8/365 - A good cricket score but a sad indictment on a contemptuous Minister for Homelessness

8/365 - A GOOD CRICKET SCORE BUT A SAD INDICTMENT ON A CONTEMPTUOUS MINISTER FOR HOMELESSNESS   Today marks exactly one year (365 days) since Scott Morrison installed Michael Sukkar as Minister for Homelessness.  In one year, this Minister has said the word ‘homelessness’... read more...


Cost of rent through the roof

Renters are paying thousands of dollars more this year to keep a roof over their head, making it harder and harder to get ahead at a time when wages have flatlined.   After almost a decade in Government, housing affordability has only got worse under the Liberal-National... read more...


Housing costs through the roof in Macquarie

HOUSING COSTS THROUGH THE ROOF IN MACQUARIE   Housing costs in the Blue Mountains and the Hawkesbury have skyrocketed in the last 12 months.   House prices in the region have jumped by up to 29.9 per cent[1], much more than the national average of 21.9 per cent.   The cost of... read more...


Housing costs through the roof in the Illawarra

    Housing costs in the Illawarra have skyrocketed in the last 12 months.   House prices in the region have jumped by 27.6 per cent[1], much more than the national average of 21.9 per cent.   The cost of rent has also skyrocketed. Rent in Sydney has increased 5.5 per cent in... read more...


Housing costs through the roof in Gilmore

  Housing costs in Gilmore have skyrocketed in the last 12 months.   House prices in the region have jumped by 35.3 per cent[1], much more than the national average of 21.9 per cent.   The cost of rent has also skyrocketed. Rent in Sydney has increased 5.5 per cent in the... read more...


Housing costs through the roof in the Hunter

JASON CLARE MP SHADOW MINISTER FOR HOUSING AND HOMELESSNESS MEMBER FOR BLAXLAND HUNTER REGION FEDERAL MPS   HOUSING COSTS THROUGH THE ROOF IN THE HUNTER   Housing costs in the Hunter have skyrocketed in the last 12 months.   House prices in the Hunter region have jumped by... read more...


Harder to buy a home on the Central Coast than ever before

HARDER TO BUY A HOME ON THE CENTRAL COAST THAN EVER BEFORE   The cost to buy a home in Australia has jumped by about 21.9 per cent in the past 12 months.   On the Central Coast, it has jumped even more by 29.4 per cent, and in areas such as Copacabana prices have increased by... read more...