The Hon Julie Collins MP

Latest Media Releases

Importance of working together so more Australians have a safe place to call home

Today’s release of the latest Census data on homelessness underscores the critical importance of all governments working together to address this problem.

Reconnect funding to help young people at risk of homelessness

The Albanese Government is investing $91.7 million into youth homelessness through the Reconnect program over the next three years.

Boost for Melbourne social and affordable housing

The construction of three social and affordable apartment housing projects is on track to soon deliver more than 200 homes in metropolitan Melbourne.

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Latest Editorials

Working Together to Solve Australia’s Housing Challenges

Building a home involves the work of a lot of different professions. Architects, drafts people, surveyors, carpenters, plumbers, sparkies and other tradies to name a few. Take out one of these skilled professions and the house just won’t get built. I think of this often in my job as the federal Minister for Housing and Homelessness.

Once-in-a-generation opportunity to improve housing in Australia

Right now, the reality for Australians trying to find a place to call home is difficult. Too many Australians are facing or experiencing homelessness and too many of those lucky enough to find a home are being stung by growing rents or mortgage payments.

Housing affordability brick by brick

Housing Australia Future Fund, the single biggest investment in affordable and social housing in more than a decade.

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Latest Speeches

Launch of the ESG Community Housing Standard

Minister Collins discusses the launch of an ESG Reporting Standard for Australian Community Housing.

Second Reading Speech

Housing Australia Future Fund Bill 2023

Queensland Housing Summit

This Summit provides an opportunity for us to put the spotlight soundly on the current housing and homelessness issues facing too many people in Queensland and too many Australians.

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Latest Transcripts

Minister Collins interview on ABC Afternoon Briefing

Minister Collins discusses Census homelessness figures, the Albanese Government’s ambitious housing agenda and the $10 billion Housing Australia Future Fund on ABC Afternoon Briefing with Greg Jennett.

Doorstop interview in Melbourne

Minister Collins speaks a doorstop interview in Melbourne to discuss new funding for social and affordable housing in Melbourne, and the Housing Australia Future Fund.

Minister Collins Interview on ABC Brisbane Mornings with Rebecca Levingston

Minister Collins discusses the Government’s housing agenda, National Housing Supply and the Affordability Council on ABC Brisbane Mornings with Rebecca Levingston.

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