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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

May 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

May 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

April 3rd, 2019|Media Releases|

Time for real leadership from Govt on housing ahead of budget 2017

Housing policy peak National Shelter has challenged the Federal Government to be bold in the face of pressure from vested interests and not squander the chance to reform the tax treatment of housing.

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

April 10th, 2017|Media Releases|

Young mum to deliver petitions from 40,000 Australians calling on the Federal Government to prioritise homelessness funding and reform to avert looming crisis

MEDIA RELEASE – WEDNESDAY 9 NOVEMBER 2016 

Young mum to deliver petitions from 40,000 Australians calling on the Federal Government to prioritise homelessness funding and reform to avert looming crisis 

A delegation led by a 24-year-old mother with a ten-year history of homelessness will deliver petitions comprising over 40,000 signatures from Australians who are concerned the Federal Government is not meeting its responsibilities to the most vulnerable members of our community.

Hayley Van Summeren, who started the petition at the last federal election,

November 8th, 2016|Media Releases|

New Rental Affordability Index shows dire picture for Australian households

 

Australia’s first ever Rental Affordability 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 that rents are extremely unaffordable. 

The Rental Affordability Index has been created by National Shelter,

November 23rd, 2015|Housing Supply, Media Releases, News|

Mini summit must tackle housing affordability

Media Release 1 October 2015

 

Peak body National Shelter calls on the mini summit to tackle housing affordability including putting reforms to negative gearing and capital gains tax exemptions, previously ruled out, back on the table.

Executive Officer Adrian Pisarski said “If Prime Minister Turnbull’s mini summit is intent on addressing reform then changing tax settings to reduce house price inflation must be among the issues to be addressed.”

We currently have a tax system which inflates the market by pitting investors against

September 30th, 2015|Housing Supply, Media Releases, News|