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

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...


Another broken promise: Still no details about domestic violence housing

JASON CLARE MP SHADOW MINISTER FOR HOUSING AND HOMELESSNESS MEMBER FOR BLAXLAND   SENATOR JENNY MCALLISTER SHADOW ASSISTANT MINISTER FOR COMMUNITIES AND THE PREVENTION OF FAMILY VIOLENCE SENATOR FOR NEW SOUTH WALES     ANOTHER BROKEN PROMISE: STILL NO DETAILS ABOUT DOMESTIC... read more...


Treasurer comes up short

JIM CHALMERS MP SHADOW TREASURER MEMBER FOR RANKIN   BRENDAN O’CONNOR MP SHADOW MINISTER FOR EMPLOYMENT AND INDUSTRY SHADOW MINISTER FOR SCIENCE SHADOW MINISTER FOR SMALL AND FAMILY BUSINESS MEMBER FOR GORTON   JASON CLARE MP SHADOW MINISTER FOR HOUSING AND HOMELESSNESS SHADOW... read more...


Memo to Michael Sukkar: Here comes the bloodbath

  Today the Australian Bureau of Statistics released the latest construction activity data from the June quarter showing residential construction work done fell for the eighth consecutive quarter and is down 12.1 per cent over the year. Today’s collapse in construction... read more...