The gloomy outlook for Australia’s builders is further evidence that Labor’s addiction to spending is hurting the economy and hindering a private sector recovery, said Senator Marise Payne, Shadow Minister for Housing, following the latest figures from the Master Builders Association (MBA).
The question of housing affordability continues to be - as then prime ministerial aspirant Kevin put it in 2007 - the 'ultimate barbecue stopper'.
And with affordability deteriorating further as more people chase a limited supply of real estate in our major population centres, many current and aspiring homeowners are asking what the federal government can do about it.
The Gillard Government has created more uncertainty in the housing market, by failing to include legislation to ensure its broadband network is installed in new housing developments, on its list of bills to go before Parliament next week, said Senator Marise Payne, Shadow Minister for Housing.
The latest COAG progress report clearly shows that Labor is continuing to stall on key reforms like ending indigenous disadvantage, said Senator Marise Payne, Shadow Minister for COAG.
I look forward to getting to work in my new portfolio areas following the announcement of Tony Abbott’s new Coalition Shadow Ministry yesterday.
The Rudd-Gillard Labor Government must demonstrate some much-needed co-operative federalism on transport infrastructure to provide relief for Western Sydney residents and businesses, said Western Sydney Senator Marise Payne, Shadow Minister for COAG and Modernising the Federation.
We’ve all done it. We ignore that rattling noise coming from the car engine and neglect to book the car in for a service. “It’ll be alright,” we assure ourselves, “it’s only a few thousand more kilometres”.
If the ‘greatest moral and economic challenge of our generation’ can wait until 2013 at the earliest, along with the savings required to repair our tattered budget, what chance does the rest of Kevin Rudd’s overloaded COAG reform agenda have?
Kevin Rudd's ministers had better hope the correct meals and hairdryers are on hand if the long list of outstanding COAG reforms is to be addressed at today's meeting.
The Male Champions of Change initiative is a fantastic project that will help Australian women realise their enormous potential, said Senator Marise Payne, Acting Shadow Minister for the Status of Women.