Meeting housing challenges (draft long version)

March 2012

Australia faces four key housing challenges in 2012:

  • making housing more affordable
  • reforming the private rental market
  • combatting homelessness, and
  • revitalising social housing.

These critical issues are addressed in our new policy platform, 'Meeting housing challenges', which will be finalised in 2012. This is a draft of the long version of the policy platform, and a draft summary version is also available.

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2019-01-29T12:39:28+00:00March 1st, 2012|Housing Supply, Publications|

Towards NAHA Mark II: the next National Affordable Housing Agreement

July 2011

Between March and June 2011, National Shelter held a series of round table discussions on the development of the next National Affordable Housing Agreement (NAHA), the Council of Australian Governments agreement which covers funding for affordable housing and homelessness programs. 'Towards NAHA Mark II: National Shelter dialogue ahead of the nextNational Affordable Housing Agreement and associated NationalPartnership Agreements' is the report that emerged from this consultation process.

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2019-05-21T13:40:48+00:00July 1st, 2011|Housing Supply, Policy Papers, Publications|

Submission on Australian Bureau of Statistics review of the ‘Counting the homeless’ methodology

June 2011

In our submission on Australian Bureau of Statistics review of the Counting the homeless methodology, we recommended that the proposed Counting the homeless methodology should only be introduced at such time as the assumptions of the Australian Bureau of Statistics can be proven accurate and correct, and endorsed by the housing and homelessness sector and experts in the field. We called for the ABS to focus on improving their ability to capture information on significantly under-reported segments of the

Australia’s future tax system: balancing our taxes to remove distortions in our housing system

June 2011

The Henry tax review, Australia’s Future Tax System Review, recommends fundamental shifts in the way land and renting and owning housing are treated by the taxation and social security systems. National Shelter prepared a report on housing issues in the Henry review in December 2010, and we developed our own response to this review in June 2011 following discussions with some of Australia’s foremost experts on taxation and housing.

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2019-05-21T13:51:36+00:00June 1st, 2011|Housing Supply, Policy Papers, Publications|

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander housing roundtable report 2011

17 and 18 May 2011

Representatives from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (ATSI) and mainstream housing organisations and peak bodies met in Brisbane in July 2010, under the auspices of National Shelter, to discuss a range of housing issues facing ATSI peoples and to develop possible solutions. Following this roundtable we released a policy statement which calls for an urgent injection of resources to address the housing needs of ATSI peoples. A follow-up meeting in May 2011 reaffirmed the key messages

2019-05-21T13:41:12+00:00May 17th, 2011|Meeting Housing Needs, Policy Papers, Publications|

Our cities: building a productive, sustainable and liveable future (submission)

March 2011

The Commonwealth Department of Infrastructure and Transport conducted a consultation process through the early part of 2010 to develop a national urban policy. The final policy document, Our cities, our future, was released in May 2011. National Shelter provided a detailed submission to this process (‘Our cities: building a productive, sustainable and liveable future – a response from National Shelter’), outlining some of the key housing aspects of urban development and particularly issues of affordability in housing.

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Marginal tenures – a national picture

 

February 2011

Boarding houses and caravan parks often serve as ‘housing of last resort’ for residents – many of the 75,000 Australians who live in them are highly disadvantaged and have complex needs. National Shelter's policy paper on marginal tenures and their residents surveys trends in supply, and analyses critical regulation issues such as tenancy protection, health and safety standards, and the licensing of operators. The report also presents a set of recommendations to provide a starting point for discussions with

2019-05-21T13:41:45+00:00February 1st, 2011|Meeting Housing Needs, Policy Papers, Publications|

Issues from the Henry report on Australia’s future tax system for housing policy

December 2010

The Henry tax review, Australia’s Future Tax System Review, recommends fundamental shifts in the way land and renting and owning housing are treated by the taxation and social security systems. National Shelter prepared this report on the housing issues in the Henry review in December 2010.

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2019-05-21T13:41:45+00:00December 1st, 2010|Housing Supply, Policy Papers, Publications|

Community Organisations Housing Alliance letter to Prime Minister Julia Gillard

September 2010

This letter was issued by the Community Organisations Housing Alliance, and a letter was also sent to Opposition Leader Tony Abbott, Senator Bob Brown, and independent Members of Parliament, Andrew Wilkie, Bob Katter, Rob Oakeshott and Tony Windsor. The Community Organisations Housing Alliance is comprised of National Shelter, the Community Housing Federation of Australia, the ACTU, the Australian Council of Social Service and Homelessness Australia.

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2019-05-21T13:41:45+00:00September 1st, 2010|Housing Supply, Policy Papers, Publications|