e-Newsletter: The Tax Cut Bill, ADHA, & More! June 2019

When parliament returns next week, the first item on the government’s agenda will be the Bill to provide tax cuts in three phases. Phase one and two provide modest tax cuts to low and middle-income workers with low income workers expecting an immediate tax cut, middle income workers from 2022 and large cuts for high income workers from 2024.

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2019-06-26T09:34:51+00:00June 26th, 2019|News and Advocacy, Newsletters|

e-Newsletter: Moving Forward with the Morrison Government

National Shelter has written to the Prime Minister, the Hon. Scott Morrison M.P., congratulating the government on their return and raising the ongoing housing and homelessness issues the government has a responsibility to address. We have indicated we will review our own positions on housing and homelessness but are committed to the development of a national housing strategy to rebalance our housing system which continues to fail to adequately meet the interests of low and moderate income households. We

2019-05-29T15:03:48+00:00May 29th, 2019|Newsletters|

Media Release: Morrison Government and Ministry

National Shelter has written to the Prime Minister, the Hon. Scott Morrison M.P., congratulating the government on their return and raising the ongoing housing and homelessness issues the government has a responsibility to address. We have indicated we will review our own positions on housing and homelessness but are committed to the development of a national housing strategy to rebalance our housing system which continues to fail to adequately meet the interests of low and moderate income households. We have

2019-05-29T14:55:57+00:00May 29th, 2019|Media Releases|

Media Release – Housing’s Real Needs Not Dealt with by First Home Owners Saving Scheme

National Shelter calls on both major parties to extend their new bipartisanship on first home owner saver schemes to other more vital areas of housing policy.

Over the past 23 years, social housing levels have dropped from 6% nationally to 4.8% and below 3% in Victoria.

National Shelter has called instead for the development of a National Housing Strategy, which examines all the components of our housing system, including reforms to tax, planning, the relative contributions of state and commonwealth governments, the role

The New Daily – Six reasons why negative gearing changes won’t destroy the economy

The REIA and Property Council have joined forces, claiming the Labor Party’s proposed changes to negative gearing and capital gains tax “will have negative impacts on mum-and-dad investors, home owners, renters, the construction industry, state governments and the economy,” in the words of REIA president Adrian Kelly.

They cite a “truck load” of reports that oppose the changes. Here’s why they are wrong.

https://thenewdaily.com.au/money/property/2019/05/13/negative-gearing-mythbusting/

2019-05-14T08:56:28+00:00May 14th, 2019|News|

Federal Budget 2019 Media Release – 5 Bucks a Week Won’t Dent the Rent

Adrian Pisarski National Shelter Spokesperson says,

‘The tax cuts offered by the government may add $5.00 to the budgets of people on incomes up to $708 per week. But $5 a week won’t dent the rent. Even $20 a week for incomes of $919 per week doesn’t help that much against often rising rents of $400 or $500 a week that many on those incomes face.’

The central themes of budget 2019 are tax cuts and infrastructure. Tax cuts don’t help

2019-04-03T09:31:39+00:00April 3rd, 2019|Media Releases|

ADRIAN PISARSKI: Tackling the Housing Crisis Properly Requires a National Housing Strategy

There is a plethora of well-intentioned research and opinion aimed at solving Australia’s growing housing crisis, including Labor’s proposed reforms to negative gearing and the capital gains tax discount. However, to be really effective, all of this must be considered in the context of a new national housing strategy. Only by taking that sort of holistic approach can we transform Australia’s housing system to be fit for the 21st Century.

The past 25 years have been characterized by underinvestment in social

2019-04-01T13:10:08+00:00April 1st, 2019|News|