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Member for Blaxland

Shadow Minister for Housing and Homelessness 

Shadow Minister for Regional Services, Territories and Local Government

 

Portfolio Media Releases

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...


We need a National Housing and Homelessness Plan

It’s getting even harder to buy a home. Up to forty per cent of first home buyers were priced out of the property market even before the latest surge in house values, the Sydney Morning Herald reported yesterday. A report by CoreLogic released yesterday reveals house prices... read more...


This is not an April Fool’s joke

Today marks 100 days since Michael Sukkar was appointed Minister for Homelessness.  Unbelievably, in that time he has only spoken publicly about homelessness on one of these days. That day was 18 March when he had to answer a question in Parliament then speak to a Matter of... read more...


APRA confirms Government idea would pump up house prices

JASON CLARE MP SHADOW MINISTER FOR HOUSING AND HOMELESSNESS SHADOW MINISTER FOR REGIONAL SERVICES, TERRITORIES AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT  MEMBER FOR BLAXLAND   STEPHEN JONES MP SHADOW ASSISTANT TREASURER SHADOW MINISTER FOR FINANCIAL SERVICES AND SUPERANNUATION MEMBER FOR WHITLAM... read more...


Applicants could be left with no HomeBuilder grant unless scheme is fixed

The housing construction industry has warned that shortages of timber, caused by the bushfires and a lack of imports, could mean they won’t comply with the current HomeBuilder rules.   That means there is a risk some applicants won’t get the money.   Under the current... read more...


PM says bushfire brothers are a charity case

  Peter and Dave are twins. They are 68 years old. They have lived together their whole life. In the Black Summer bushfires they lost their home.   Last year, when they applied for a HomeBuilder grant they were rejected by the Morrison Government because they are not “a... read more...


Liberals rip off struggling renters

Last year, the NSW Government promised $220 million to help renters who were in financial stress because of the pandemic pay the rent. Today it was revealed in the Sydney Morning Herald that only 4.6 per cent of that $220 million has been given to people struggling to pay the... read more...


Turnbull tears down Tim's terrible idea

TURNBULL TEARS DOWN TIM’S TERRIBLE IDEA   Former Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has entered the debate again to tear down the idea that people should raid their superannuation to buy a home, as proposed by rogue Liberal backbenchers.   On Friday, Turnbull called the campaign... read more...


Only Labor will give local government a voice in National Cabinet

Labor Leader Anthony Albanese has today announced that local government will have a seat at the National Cabinet table in an Albanese Labor Government. “It is an insult to every Mayor and Councillor in Australia that the Prime Minister kicked them to the kiddies table when... read more...