Today’s ABS September quarter inflation figures show that Labor’s excessive spending continues to put pressure on the cost of living for homeowners and tenants, with steep rises in power, water and rents accounting for most of the increase in the consumer price index (CPI).
Senator Marise Payne, Shadow Minister for COAG, has called on the Gillard Government to urgently deal with the backlog of national reforms at the next meeting of COAG which could be held before Christmas.
The dispute between the federal and NSW Labor governments on workplace safety laws is another glaring example of how Labor has lost control of the COAG reform agenda, said Senator Marise Payne, Shadow Minister for COAG.
The Housing Industry Association (HIA) National Outlook for the home building and renovation industry is another dismal report card on the Gillard Government’s record on housing, forecasting a housing downturn that will put further pressure on rental prices.
Today’s decision by the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) to leave interest rates on hold is a welcome relief for homeowners, but Labor’s wasteful spending continues to put pressure on inflation and rates could rise soon, said Senator Marise Payne, Shadow Minister for Housing.
The release of Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) dwelling approval figures show the housing shortage in Australia continues to get worse under Labor, further eroding housing affordability, said Senator Marise Payne, Shadow Minister for Housing.
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.