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- 24 March, 2023
Albanese’s $10bn Housing Australia Future Fund at risk
Prime Minister Anthony Albanese’s signature $10 billion Housing Australia Future Fund is facing defeat in the Senate amid a crossbench revolt fuelled by warnings from experts that not enough is being done to avert a “perfect storm” rental and housing crisis. Source: The Australian.
Housing crisis prompts parties to promise protections for NSW renters
Ahead of the New South Wales state election on Saturday, the Coalition, Labor and the Greens have all agreed to extend protections for renters from forced evictions with no legal appeals. Source: The Catholic Weekly.
‘Big Build’ sees social housing stock grow by just 74 dwellings in four years
Victoria’s pool of social housing has grown by just 74 units in four years despite the government embarking on a multibillion-dollar “Big Housing Build” and a growing waitlist for homes. Source: The Guardian.
Diocese scores a home run for the Hunter
Maitland-Newcastle Diocese has established a new entity, Hunter Community Housing, which reinforces its strong commitment to reducing homelessness by expanding its social, affordable and disability housing portfolio. Source: MNnews.Today.
Government facing push to build more homes
Housing Minister Julie Collins will have to approve the construction of more homes than the Government planned if she wants legislation for her key $10 billion housing investment fund to pass Parliament. Source: The Age.
Opposition to oppose Labor’s $10b affordable housing plan
The Albanese Government has used a rowdy question time to attack the Coalition for “letting Australians down” in failing to support their centrepiece housing policy. Source: News.com.au.
Albanese Government’s $10b housing fund to target homelessness
The Federal Government will invest $10 billion in a housing future fund, set to be the single biggest investment in social and affordable housing in a decade. Source: The Australian.
Families falling short, even with Commonwealth rental assistance
A national coalition of welfare organisations has called on the Albanese Government to increase rent assistance payments by at least 50 per cent as more Australians seek financial assistance to pay for housing. Source: ABC News.