Labor’s budget has done nothing to boost housing supply and affordability or reduce the risk or incidence of homelessness.
Labor has again put its political interests above the needs of indigenous Australians, cramming almost $270 million in funding for indigenous housing into the 2011-12 financial year as part of its desperate effort to deliver a surplus in 2012-13.
The Gillard Government’s failure on indigenous employment has been laid bare again, with its failure to provide enough trained workers to fulfil the Australian Employment Covenant (AEC).
Shadow Minister for COAG, Senator Marise Payne, said Labor has failed to provide any certainty to stakeholders who are holding out for important reforms, or done anything to address concerns over the carbon tax which will hit state budgets and taxpayers’ hip pockets.
Shadow Minister for COAG, Senator Marise Payne, said Labor must commit to taking action on eight key areas to have any chance of delivering on key national reforms, ahead of Friday’s meeting of COAG in Canberra.
Shadow Minister for COAG, Senator Marise Payne, said Labor’s resounding loss of government in the key mining state of Queensland was another warning to Labor to get the stalled COAG reform agenda back on track and ensure key reforms affecting states’ rights are put to the COAG reform agenda in future.
Labor has continued its failures in housing policy, with residential building activity plummeting, first homebuyers shunning its flawed First Home Saver Account scheme and its lack of action on COAG housing reforms, said Senator Marise Payne, Shadow Minister for Housing.
Shadow Minister for Housing, Senator Marise Payne, says Labor’s infighting is causing serious harm to the housing industry, with Minister Robert McClelland being removed after barely getting his feet under the desk and a new minister facing a backlog of problems, including a growing housing shortage.