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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

Time for real leadership from commonwealth on housing: media release 10.04.17

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 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

The New Daily – Six reasons why negative gearing changes won’t destroy the economy

The REIA and Property Council have joined forces, claiming the Labor Party’s proposed changes to negative gearing and capital gains tax “will have negative impacts on mum-and-dad investors, home owners, renters, the construction industry, state governments and the economy,” in the words of REIA president Adrian Kelly. They cite a “truck load” of reports that oppose the changes. Here’s why they are wrong. https://thenewdaily.com.au/money/property/2019/05/13/negative-gearing-mythbusting/

The greatest poverty of all

National Shelter media release — 17 October 2011 In light of Anti-Poverty Week, National Shelter is stressing investment in affordable housing is key to relieving poverty in Australia. One in 10 Australian households is currently experiencing housing stress and, on any given night, over 105,000 people in Australia are homeless. Chairperson of National Shelter, Adrian Pisarski, said that while Anti-Poverty Week focuses on a range

Tax reform essential for housing affordability

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

TAAS services saved by federal minister

National Shelter media release — 3 October 2012 National Shelter congratulates the federal government for providing 3.3 million dollars to enable the Tenants’ Advice and Advocacy Service to continue in Queensland. In a statement today the Gillard Government announced they will provide emergency funding for the Queensland TAAS until June 2013. The tenants’ services would otherwise have closed this month, after their funding had been

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