Media Releases

Housing and Homelessness Ministerial Council meeting

The Housing and Homelessness Ministerial Council (Ministerial Council) was held on 31 May 2024. The Ministerial Council welcomed the Hon Felix Ellis, the new Tasmanian Minister for Housing and Planning to his first Ministerial Council meeting.

New standards to better support victim-survivors in community housing

The Community Housing Industry Association (CHIA) today launched its Domestic and Family Violence (DFV) Standards and Toolkit, a sector-led initiative to help the community housing sector better identify and support tenants who are victim-survivors of gender-based violence.

Homes for Australia Plan: Delivering more homes for Australians

The Albanese Labor Government is turbocharging the construction of new homes across the country – building more homes for home buyers, more homes for renters and more homes for Australians in every part of the country

Housing and Homelessness Ministerial Council meeting

The Housing and Homelessness Council (Ministerial Council) met on 25 March 2024.

Housing and Homelessness Ministerial Council meeting

The Housing and Homelessness Council (Ministerial Council) met on 23 February 2024.

Albanese Labor Government funding to deliver new homes for Aboriginal Elders in South Australia

The Albanese Labor Government is partnering with the South Australian Labor Government to deliver 40 culturally-appropriate homes in Adelaide for Aboriginal elders.

Boosting supported housing supply in Tasmania

The Shorewell Park Building for Family Based Care opens today, providing more supported accommodation for Tasmanians who need it most.

Energy upgrades to ease cost of living for Tasmania’s social housing residents

The Albanese and Rockliff Governments are delivering long-term cost of living savings to more than 1,600 Tasmanian households, with a $16.6 million partnership for energy upgrades in social housing properties.

Applications open for historic new housing investment

Applications open today for the first round of funding for social and affordable homes under the $10 billion Housing Australia Future Fund (HAFF) and the National Housing Accord.

Housing and Homelessness Ministerial Council meeting

The Housing and Homelessness Ministerial Council (Ministerial Council) met at Australian Parliament House in Canberra on 20 November 2023.

Energy upgrades to ease cost of living pressures for social housing residents

More Canberrans will enjoy the benefits of energy-efficient homes with a $35.2 million partnership to upgrade over 5,000 public homes across the national capital.

Australians have their say on the future of housing

Hundreds of Australians have already taken the opportunity to have their say on the future of housing as the Albanese Government continues development of the National Housing and Homelessness Plan.

Start of Housing Australia Future Fund

The Albanese Government has delivered on its commitment to Australians with tomorrow marking the start of the $10 billion Housing Australia Future Fund.

First Social Housing Accelerator in Riverwood

More people in New South Wales will have access to their own home with a $6.2 million redevelopment of residential dwellings in Riverwood - the first project in the state announced under the Federal Government’s Social Housing Accelerator payment.

Landmark housing legislation passes the Parliament

The Albanese Labor Government’s landmark legislation to deliver the single biggest investment in affordable and social housing in more than a decade has passed the Parliament.

Delivering on the $10 billion Housing Australia Future Fund

The Albanese Government is set to deliver the single biggest investment in social and affordable housing in more than a decade, with welcome new support today for the Housing Australia Future Fund meaning the legislation is set to pass the Senate later this week.

Shaping Australia’s National Housing and Homelessness Plan

The Albanese Labor Government is continuing to implement its ambitious housing reform agenda, today taking a significant step forward in the development of a new National Housing and Homelessness Plan.

New accessible and inclusive homes for Tasmanians with disability

The Minister for Housing Julie Collins today unveiled three new purpose built social housing dwellings in New Norfolk, Tasmania, delivered by the Supported Affordable Accommodation Trust (SAAT).

Innovative trial to boost opportunities for people in social housing

The Albanese Labor Government will partner with the NSW Minns Government on a targeted approach to connect people receiving social housing assistance with education, training, and work opportunities.

Albanese Government delivers immediate $2 billion for accelerated social housing program

Today the Albanese Government announces a new $2 billion Social Housing Accelerator to deliver thousands of new social homes across Australia.