Australian Coat of Arms

Member for Blaxland

Shadow Minister for Regional Services, Territories and Local Government

Shadow Minister for Housing and Homelessness 

Media

Doorstop Interview - St Kilda - Monday 3 May 2021

E&OE TRANSCRIPT  DOORSTOP INTERVIEW ST KILDA MONDAY, 3 May 2021 SUBJECTS: Need for Government to invest in social and affordable housing in the Budget. DAVID PARGETER, MINISTER OF ST KILDA UNITING CHURCH: My name is David Pargeter, I’m the Minister of Uniting Church here in... read more...


Television Interview with Fauziah Ibrahim and Joanne Nicholson - ABC Weekend Breakfast - Saturday 1 May 2021

E&OE TRANSCRIPTTELEVISION INTERVIEWABC WEEKEND NEWS BREAKFASTSATURDAY, 1 MAY 2021 SUBJECTS:  COVID crisis in India; Government’s failure to take responsibility for hotel quarantine; Housing Minister passing the buck on housing affordability. FAUZIAH IBRAHIM, HOST: The... read more...


Rent Crisis Exposed

It’s harder to rent in Australia than ever before. That’s what Anglicare’s Rental Affordability Snapshot released today shows. It’s always been hard to rent if you are on the pension or JobSeeker, but this report reveals that in the last 12 months there has been a massive... read more...


Thousands of veterans sleeping rough

JASON CLARE MP SHADOW MINISTER FOR HOUSING AND HOMELESSNESS SHADOW MINISTER FOR REGIONAL SERVICES, LOCAL GOVERNMENT AND TERRITORIES MEMBER FOR BLAXLAND SHAYNE NEUMANN MP SHADOW MINISTER FOR VETERANS' AFFAIRS AND DEFENCE PERSONNEL MEMBER FOR BLAIR   THOUSANDS OF VETERANS... read more...


Doorstop Interview - Coffs Harbour - Thursday 29 April 2021

E&OE TRANSCRIPT DOORSTOP INTERVIEWPETE’S PLACE, COFFS HARBOURTHURSDAY, 29 APRIL 2021 SUBJECTS: Housing crisis on the Mid-North Coast; Anglicare Rental Affordability Snapshot; need for Government to invest in social housing in the Budget. JOURNALIST: Jason, we’re here outside... read more...


Address to the 2021 Big Australian Housing Build Virtual Conference

ADDRESS TO THE 2021 BIG AUSTRALIAN HOUSING BUILD VIRTUAL CONFERENCE   WEDNESDAY, 28 APRIL 2021   *** CHECK AGAINST DELIVERY ***  It took a virus last year to show us that, if we really want to, we can do something about homelessness.   In a flash, tens of thousands of... read more...


Television Interview with Peter Stefanovic - Sky News - Tuesday 27 April 2021

E&OE TRANSCRIPT TELEVISION INTERVIEW SKY NEWS FIRST EDITION TUESDAY, 27 APRIL 2021 SUBJECT: India’s growing COVID crisis; slow vaccine rollout; inflamed rhetoric on Australia-China relations. PETER STEFANOVIC, HOST: Welcome back to first edition. Thank you for your company... read more...


Government finally comes to their senses on HomeBuilder

GOVERNMENT FINALLY COMES TO THEIR SENSES ON HOMEBUILDER For months Labor has called on the Federal Government to extend the timeframe to commence construction under the HomeBuilder Scheme.  Many applicants feared they’d miss out in the $25,000 grant because of significant... read more...


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...