Portfolio Media Releases

Housing costs through the roof on the Central Coast

JASON CLARE MP SHADOW MINISTER FOR HOUSING AND HOMELESSNESS SHADOW MINISTER FOR REGIONAL SERVICES,LOCAL GOVERNMENT AND TERRITORIESMEMBER FOR BLAXLAND EMMA MCBRIDE MPSHADOW ASSISTANT MINISTER FOR MENTAL HEALTHSHADOW ASSISTANT MINISTER FOR CARERSMEMBER FOR DOBELL   HOUSING... read more...


Morrison-Joyce Government to stop work on housing affordability

A Morrison-Joyce Government report has recommended stopping important research into housing affordability at the same time the housing crisis is worsening in Australia. It’s harder to buy than ever before, it’s harder to rent than ever before and there are more homeless... read more...


World Homelessness day 2021

  Today on World Homelessness Day there are more Australians homeless than ever before.  The statistics are shocking. More than 116,000 people are homeless in Australia according to the 2016 census, and this number is expected rise in the most recent census; Around... read more...


Silence on Social Housing and Women's Safety can't stand

  In the lead up to the National Summit on Women’s Safety, the Morrison-Joyce Government’s silence on housing and domestic violence is deafening. Federal Labor called on the government to put housing on the summit agenda two months ago. They have failed to listen to the... read more...


Inquiry backs Labor's call for urgent homelessness plan

JASON CLARE MPSHADOW MINISTER FOR HOUSING AND HOMELESSNESSSHADOW MINISTER FOR REGIONAL SERVICES,LOCAL GOVERNMENT AND TERRITORIESMEMBER FOR BLAXLAND SHARON CLAYDON MPDEPUTY CHAIR OF STANDING COMMITTEE ON SOCIAL POLICY AND LEGAL AFFAIRSMEMBER FOR NEWCASTLE INQUIRY BACKS LABOR’S... read more...


New data exposes Scott Morrison’s cuts to social housing and homelessness

No wonder there are more homeless Aussies today than ever before. Data released today by Homelessness Australia at the start of Homelessness Week shows that Federal Government investment in social housing and homelessness has dropped dramatically. In 2013, when Labor left... read more...


No Housing for Women's Safety Summit

JASON CLARE MP SHADOW MINISTER FOR HOUSING AND HOMELESSNESS SHADOW MINISTER FOR REGIONAL SERVICES, LOCAL GOVERNMENT AND TERRITORIES MEMBER FOR BLAXLAND SENATOR JENNY MCALLISTER SHADOW CABINET SECRETARY SHADOW ASSISTANT MINISTER TO THE LABOR LEADER IN THE SENATE SHADOW... read more...


Urgent Relief Required for Renters

With an extended lockdown looming, renters deserve support to keep a roof over their heads. For many families, the biggest household expense is rent. Labor is calling on the Federal and NSW Governments to consider the measures we called for last year: • Eviction moratorium –... read more...


From National Cabinet to the Front Bench: Local Government Kicked to the Kerb Again

In their latest crusade against local government, the Liberal-National Government has kicked the local government portfolio off the front bench. This is the first time the local government portfolio will not be on the front bench since it was first represented in 1972. It may... read more...


Local Government a priority for Labor

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 LOCAL GOVERNMENT A PRIORITY FOR LABOR  An Albanese... read more...