Labor continues to move at a snail’s pace on housing affordability, with the COAG Reform Council unable to demonstrate genuine progress on the four national partnerships that underpin the National Affordable Housing Agreement: Performance report for 2009-10, said Shadow Minister for Housing, Senator Marise Payne.
Shadow Minister for Housing, Senator Marise Payne, has called on the Gillard Labor Government to expedite a key report detailing the size of the housing shortage in Australia as building approvals continue to lag behind demand.
The surge in mortgage delinquencies for the March quarter is more evidence home borrowers are struggling as a result of Labor’s debt-financed spending binge, said Shadow Minister for Housing, Senator Marise Payne.
“This week’s Gillard/Swan Budget has totally ignored the Parramatta-Epping Rail Link and the people of Parramatta,” Senator Marise Payne said today.
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.
The significant fall in building approvals in January 2011 is another black mark on Labor’s economic record and the residential sector is under further threat with interest rates set to rise and a carbon tax on the way, said Senator Marise Payne, Shadow Minister for Housing.