National Shelter on ABC Breakfast: Homelessness in Focus as Government Urged to Build More Social Housing

National Shelter Executive Officer, Adrian Pisarski, appeared on ABC Breakfast alongside Robert Pradolin, commercial property developer, and founder of Housing for all Australians to discuss the push for more social housing.

As the Morrison Government comes under pressure to stimulate the economy through infrastructure spending, it's being urged to use the opportunity to build more social housing.

Listen to the full discussion here. 

2019-08-15T16:20:19+00:00August 15th, 2019|News and Advocacy|

National Shelter on ABC Big Ideas: Homelessness and Housing Affordability

Executive Officer of National Shelter, Adrian Pisarski, appeared on ABC Big Ideas along with John Daley, CEO of the Grattan Institute, to talk about homelessness and housing affordability.

Many low income Australians experience rental stress and can easily find themselves homeless. How do we make housing more affordable and accessible?

Listen to the full interview here. 

2019-08-15T16:13:28+00:00August 15th, 2019|News and Advocacy|

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.

Read the Full Newsletter here

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

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|