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National Shelter 08/01/13: Ongoing social housing investment benefits wider community

National Shelter has welcomed a KPMG report declaring the overwhelming benefits of social housing investment through the 2009 economic stimulus plan, as well as the economic boost to the building industry. Read more »

National Shelter release 14/08/12: Report proves we need more affordable housing

National Shelter is concerned but not surprised at the latest ACOSS community sector survey report findings, and calls for more investment in affordable housing in response.

The report, released today, shows that what disadvantaged and low income Australians need most is housing: Read more »

Media Release: Arbib's housing overhaul welcomed

National Shelter welcomes the Federal Government’s direction to overhaul the nation’s public housing system. 

The overhaul, announced today by Senator Mark Arbib, argues that the current system is financially unsustainable. Read more »

National Shelter release: Anger at short-sighted cuts to housing programs

Adrian Pisarski, Chairperson of National Shelter today declared cuts to housing programs announced by Prime Minister Gillard as short-sighted and damaging. Read more »

National Shelter Release: Anger at short-sighted cuts to housing programs

Adrian Pisarski, Chairperson of National Shelter today declared cuts to housing programs announced by Prime Minister Gillard as short-sighted and damaging. Read more »

Summit Group Media Release: Time running out for an election focus on Affordable Housing

Heading into the last week of the federal election, a national coalition of housing and community groups has called for a stronger focus on housing affordability. The National Affordable Housing Summit coalition is led by the Australian Council of Social Service, Housing Industry Association, National Shelter, Australian Council of Trade Unions and Community Housing Federation of Australia.

The chair of the Summit group, Julian Disney, said today: Read more »

National Affordable Housing Summit Group forum

Q Shelter participated in a national roundtable convened by the National Affordable Housing Summit group on Friday 16 July.  The aim of the meeting was to garner feedback in relation to the implementation of the programs established over the last few years in an effort to boost the supply of affordable rental housing.  The Social Housing Initiative of the Nation Building Economic Stimulus Plan was discussed and particular interest was shown regarding the National Rental Affordability Scheme (NRAS).

Federal Election Media: Welfare Quarantining "Simplistic and Unrealistic" in the face of housing costs

Chairperson of National Shelter Adrian Pisarski has responded to the Coalition’s proposal to extend welfare quarantining as “simplistic and unrealistic”.

“If people are struggling to pay the bills, the reasons are far more complex than financial mismanagement,” Mr Pisarski said.
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Federal Election Media: Sustainable population needs an affordable housing target "infrastructure, not immigration is the issue

National Shelter Chairperson Adrian Pisarski has called for an all party commitment to building the supply of affordable housing, stating “Infrastructure is the issue, not migration”.
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