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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

Lord Mayors back Labor's call to build social housing to save tradie jobs

    Mayors from capital cities across Australia have today backed Labor’s call for the Morrison Government to urgently fund more social housing to save housing construction jobs and put a roof over the head of homeless Australians. Lord Mayor of Melbourne Sally Capp today... read more...


One in six young Australians experienced homelessness

JASON CLARE MP SHADOW MINISTER FOR HOUSING AND HOMELESSNESS SHADOW MINISTER FOR REGIONAL SERVICES, LOCAL GOVERNMENT AND TERRITORIES MEMBER FOR BLAXLAND   AMANDA RISHWORTH MP SHADOW MINISTER FOR EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION AND DEVELOPMENT SHADOW MINISTER FOR YOUTH MEMBER FOR... read more...


Climbing Everest takes less time than Homebuilder application form

Climbing Mount Everest is one of the hardest and most dangerous things to do.   But it turns out it takes less time to climb it than it has taken the Morrison Government to develop an online application form for their HomeBuilder Scheme.   The average time from arriving at... read more...


National Cabinet needs to make sure homeless Aussies are not thrown back out on the street

One of the real success stories of the last few months is what has been done to help thousands of desperate Aussies sleeping rough in our parks and streets.   According to the last Census about 8,200 people sleep rough every night somewhere in Australia.    In the last few... read more...


Declaration of Independence took less time than Homebuilder application form

Today marks six weeks since the HomeBuilder Scheme was announced, and still only people in one state or territory – Tasmania - can apply. It shouldn’t take this long to develop an online application form.  The Declaration of Independence was written, debated, amended and... read more...


Biggest fall in new home loans in history

  For three months Labor has been telling the Government that the housing construction industry is about to go off a cliff.   The statistics released today by the Australian Bureau of Statistics emphatically show that warning was correct.   New home loan commitments fell a... read more...


HomeBlunder: One Month On and Only One State Can Apply

It’s been one month since the HomeBuilder Scheme was announced by the Morrison Government and Australians in only one state or territory can apply for the $25,000 grant.   The Morrison Government failed to consult with states and territories before the HomeBuilder Scheme was... read more...


HomeBuilder: One month on and still no applications

  One month after the HomeBuilder Scheme was announced by the Morrison Government, and there is still no system in place for a single Australian to make an application to receive the grant. Households are expected to make large financial commitments ahead of the looming 31... read more...


Bushfire victims will be excluded from help to rebuild

  At least 750 families in Eden-Monaro had their homes burnt down over summer. Now, to add insult to injury, it looks like a lot of these families could miss out on a $25,000 grant to rebuild their homes that the Government is providing to other families.   People of... read more...


Morrison fails to expand First Home Loan Deposit Scheme

    The Morrison Government has once again ignored Labor’s calls to expand the First Home Loan Deposit Scheme to help first home buyers build their first home and save the jobs of thousands of tradies.   The next round of the scheme opens today with 10,000 places for twelve... read more...