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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

Coronavirus: Common sense rental relief welcome

  Tonight’s announcement by the National Cabinet on an eviction moratorium is welcomed by Labor.  We have consistently said that no one should lose their home, whether they own it or rent it, because of the virus. This will help.Our home is our castle.  In the next few months... read more...


Coronavirus: Renters package due tonight

  The relief package for renters, put together by the states, is due to be considered by the National Cabinet tonight. The Government now has broad powers to increase and expand payments to help people in difficult situations - this includes people facing rental stress. It... read more...


Welcome relief for borrowers and small business

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   STEPHEN JONES MP SHADOW ASSISTANT TREASURER SHADOW... read more...


Food banks and emergency relief need boost now

Labor is calling on the Government to urgently extend stimulus support to the charity and non-for-profit sector.  Food bank, emergency relief and financial counselling organisations provide vital services to those Australians doing it toughest – and they are more important... read more...


Coronavirus: Financial relief for homeowners and renters

It is clear the Coronavirus (COVID-19) will hit a lot of Australian families hard. For people who lose their job or lose hours at work it will make it much harder to pay the mortgage or pay the rent. No one should lose their home because they, or their family, are affected... read more...


Supermarket delivery curfews

Local councils should immediately lift truck delivery curfews that are restricting the ability of supermarkets to restock.   This temporary measure will help supermarkets restock shelves and keep up with the increase in demand.   Many councils have curfews on truck delivery... read more...


The lights are on but no-one’s home

There is no home for the homeless in the Morrison Government.  Senate Estimates this week revealed that the Department of Social Services saw little role for itself, beyond payments, in the areas of Indigenous and Veteran homelessness. “I guess there are different departments... read more...


Federal funding for clean-up in NSW welcomed

  Labor welcomes today’s announcement that the Federal Government will provide additional funding to help with the clean-up of bushfire affected properties in New South Wales.    Labor called for a national commitment earlier this month and we are glad the Government has... read more...


Federal funding for clean up welcomed

  Labor welcomes the Federal Government's announcement that it will provide funding for the clean up of bushfire affected properties.  Labor called for this earlier this week and we are glad the Government has listened.    Today’s announcement covers properties in Victoria.... read more...


Media Release - Government must help all Australians in bushfire cleanup

JASON CLARE MP SHADOW MINISTER FOR HOUSING AND HOMELESSNESS SHADOW MINISTER FOR REGIONAL SERVICES, LOCAL GOVERNMENT AND TERRITORIES MEMBER FOR BLAXLAND   MATT THISTLETHWAITE MP SHADOW ASSISTANT MINISTER FOR FINANCIAL SERVICES SHADOW ASSISTANT MINISTER FOR THE REPUBLIC MEMBER... read more...