National Shelter media release — 9 December 2011

Housing peak National Shelter would like to welcome the Honourable Robert McClelland, MP as the new Minister for Housing and Homelessness within Cabinet.

Chairperson of National Shelter, Adrian Pisarski, is pleased to see the Labor government take a front foot with housing in Cabinet.

‘It is encouraging to see that National Shelter’s long-held position, which is that housing belongs in the Cabinet, is being acted on by the federal government.’

National Shelter would also like to congratulate the Honourable Mark Arbib for his promotion to Assistant Treasurer.

‘We have enjoyed working closely with Minister Arbib, and look forward to seeing him champion housing and homelessness issues in the Treasury’, Mr Pisarski said.

Adrian Pisarski, Chairperson: tel: (07) 3831 5900, 0417 975 270; email:

Joanna Carson, Communications Officer: 0418 718 584: email: