Australia, continuing the pain for struggling homeowners and renters, said Shadow Minister for Housing, Senator Marise Payne.
Housing affordability continues to suffer under Labor with mortgage stress rising from 15 per cent of home borrowers in September 2010 to 21 per cent in 2011, according to a report from mortgage insurer Genworth Financial Services, said Senator Marise Payne, Shadow Minister for Housing.
When Julia Gillard proclaimed her Government’s renewed focus on COAG reform earlier this year, many Australians hoped that improving the living conditions of Indigenous Australians would be near the top of the list. Alas, they were to be disappointed.
Bare concrete floors in bathrooms and toilets in a Gillard Government‐refurbished Santa Teresa home fail every test of hygiene and raise serious concerns about value for money in Northern Territory communities.
Senator Marise Payne, Shadow Minister for Housing, has called on the Rudd-Gillard Government to back up its words with actions following a speech by Social Housing Minister Senator Mark Arbib which highlighted shortcomings in the social housing sector.