All parents want to provide a stable home for their kids. That's why I've been working with the Prime Minister to make it easier for people to find somewhere safe and affordable to call home.
Minister Collins highlights the one-year anniversary of the Albanese Labor government.
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.
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 Australia Future Fund, the single biggest investment in affordable and social housing in more than a decade.
Late last year, I read a figure in this newspaper that still keeps me up at night. One decade. That’s how long it’s taking home buyers in regional Australia to save for a deposit.
116,000 Australians. It’s more than the number of Australians who fill the MCG on Grand Final day. It’s more than the number of Australians who were at the Olympic Stadium when Cathy Freeman won gold in 2000.