“The Coalition has been increasingly concerned with Labor’s neglect of the housing industry and of key issues affecting Australian families, such as housing affordability and supply. Revelations in today’s Australian confirm just how out of touch and arrogant Labor has become, with confirmation that the government has not even contacted the Real Estate Institute of Australia since forming government” said Kevin Andrews.
Today’s ABS December quarter inflation figures show that Labor’s excessive spending continues to put pressure on the cost of living for renters and homeowners, with rents and utility costs rising well above the general rate of inflation in 2010.
Labor’s failure to provide adequate land for development and affordable rental housing is causing more pain for prospective homebuyers and renters, said Shadow Minister for Housing, Senator Marise Payne.
The Rudd-Gillard Government’s extension of the Community Development Employment Project (CDEP) is yet another example of the indecision and inertia that has plagued the government’s approach to Indigenous affairs, said Senator Marise Payne, Shadow Minister for Indigenous Development and Employment and Senator Nigel Scullion, Shadow Minister for Indigenous Affairs.
Housing affordability has taken another dive on Labor’s watch with industry figures showing the largest annual decrease in affordability in a decade, said Shadow Minister for Housing, Senator Marise Payne.