December 2017

July 2017

Submission to PC Introducing Competition and Informed User Choice into Human Services:

2019-01-29T14:38:04+00:00July 30th, 2017|Housing Supply, Housing Supply, Publications, Submissions, Submissions|

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.

Web National Shelter Productivity Commission Review Submission

 

November 2015

Rental Affordability Index for Australia

2019-01-29T14:39:02+00:00November 23rd, 2015|Housing Supply, Housing Supply, Publications, Submissions, Submissions|

Media Release: 24 November 2015

Rental Affordability Index for Australia

National Shelter, Community Sector Bank and SGS Economics and Planning have partnered to launch Australia’s first ever Rental Affordability Index.

The Index reveals the depth and extremity of housing stress faced by renters in the current market. Both low income and moderate income households suffer poverty due to high rental costs.

Housing stress occurs when households pay 30% of income or more on rent. Low income households are required to pay around 65% of

Rental Affordability Index for Australia

2019-01-29T14:34:23+00:00November 23rd, 2015|Housing Supply, Housing Supply, Publications, Submissions, Submissions|

National Shelter, Community Sector Bank and SGS Economics and Planning have partnered to launch Australia’s first ever Rental Affordability Index.

The Index reveals the depth and extremity of housing stress faced by renters in the current market. Both low income and moderate income households suffer poverty due to high rental costs.

Housing stress occurs when households pay 30% of income or more on rent. Low income households are required to pay around 65% of income on rent to access a tenancy. This means

August 2015

National Shelter submission to the Reform of the Federations Discussion Paper

2019-01-29T14:35:55+00:00August 6th, 2015|Housing Supply, Housing Supply, Publications, Submissions, Submissions|

Australia faces a number of significant housing issues, including an unacceptable level of homelessness, high levels of housing stress amongst low income householdsand especially renters, and declining affordability of home purchase in major cities.

These various issues are closely interlinked and require coordinated intervention on a number of levels. Current government efforts are fragmented, split between various agencies at Commonwealth, State and Local Government levels. This Submission to the Reform of the Federation White Paper Taskforce fragmentation is a greater issue than overlap or duplication, and

June 2015

Tax reform essential for housing affordability

2019-01-29T14:31:04+00:00June 22nd, 2015|Housing Supply, Housing Supply, Publications, Submissions, Submissions|

National Shelter believes that Australia’s Future Tax System Review must form the starting point for further discussion of tax reform around housing and land dealings in order to tackle housing affordability.

There are currently a range of tax settings which distort the behaviour of home owners and investors in the Australian system which need to be addressed. These distortions encourage over-investment in large, more expensive properties for owner occupiers and to the upper end of the market for investors in rental properties. They create inflationary pressure

May 2015

National Shelter Submission to ALP Discussion Paper on Housing

2019-01-29T14:36:42+00:00May 11th, 2015|Housing Supply, Housing Supply, Publications, Submissions, Submissions|

National Shelter welcomes the opportunity to provide this submission to the Australian Labor Party Discussion Paper on Housing Affordability. Our submission is based upon National Shelter’s role as Australia’s peak housing advocacy organisation, our Policy Platform, Meeting Australia’s Housing Challenges, developed over a number of years in consultation with our members across the country, as well as more recent consultations National Shelter conducted around the National Affordable Housing Agreement.

National Shelter has worked closely with Australian Council of Social Services (ACOSS), Homelessness Australia, the National Association for

February 2015

Peaks essential to consultation processes

2019-01-29T14:51:26+00:00February 10th, 2015|Meeting Housing Needs, Meeting Housing Needs, Publications, Submissions, Submissions|

A Joint statement from National Shelter, Community Housing Federation of Australia and Homelessness Australia - Australia’s housing and homelessness peaks- called on the Abbott Government to make good on their promise to be more consultative by restoring funding to the peak bodies who provide a voice for vulnerable Australians.

Download - Peaks essential to consultation processes

April 2013

Submission on Housing Payment Deduction Scheme

2019-01-29T14:51:08+00:00April 30th, 2013|Meeting Housing Needs, Meeting Housing Needs, Publications, Submissions, Submissions|

23 April 2013

In our submission on the Exposure Draft Social Security Legislation Amendment (Public Housing Tenants’ Support) Bill 2013, we express our lack of support for the introduction to the Housing Payment Deduction Scheme. While the scheme implements a recommendation of the Commonwealth Government’s white paper on homelessness, The road home, we think that it unnecessarily and unfairly targets a very small proportion of households. Additionally, National Shelter recommends that all levels of government fund further preventative and capacity-building measures

August 2012

Submission on Exposure Draft Homelessness Bill 2012

2019-01-29T14:51:34+00:00August 3rd, 2012|Meeting Housing Needs, Meeting Housing Needs, Publications, Submissions, Submissions|

3 August 2012

In our submission on the Exposure Draft Homelessness Bill 2012, we called for a right to adequate housing under Australian law  — we think that the relevant commitments made in the international conventions listed in the Exposure Draft Bill should be transformed into rights created by legislation that can by asserted by citizens under Australian law. Our submission also covered issues such as the recognition of the specific needs and experiences of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people