In our response to the draft Productivity Commission's Introducing Competition and Informed User Choice into Human Services: Reforms to Human Services Draft Report, National Shelter reflects the premise that social housing is broken, and argues for a systemic approach to reform taking in the whole of the Australian housing system including the growing private rental segment and changing patterns of home purchase and retention.
Housing policy peak National Shelter has challenged the Federal Government to be bold in theface of pressure from vested interests and not squander the chance to reform the tax treatment of
Responding to reports on a key speech the Treasurer Scott Morrison is due to make this morning,National Shelter spokesperson Adrian Pisarski said that there is no evidence that curbing the excessive generosity of tax concessions will raise rents.
“The Treasurer is right to focus on renters but derelict in not considering adjustments
Aussie renters facing insecurity and poor quality housing, with 50% reporting discrimination
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National Shelter has partnered with CHOICE and the National Association of Tenants’ Organisations to call for governments to prioritise rental security and quality issues, alongside housing affordability, as a national study reveals widespread fear and discrimination faced by thousands of Australians.
“Governments across Australia are rightly focused on the issue of housing affordability. Affordability is extremely important to renters, but it