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Inflationary impact of the First Home Owners Scheme

GreensMPs 4 Nov 2011

Question No. 1224

Senator Ludlam to ask the Minister representing the Treasurer, upon notice, on 21 October 2011-With reference to the answers to question no BET 267 and BET 268 taken on notice during the 2011-12 Budget estimates hearings of the Economics Legislation Committee in June 2011:

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Affordable Housing

Scott Ludlam 18 Oct 2011

Environment and Communications Committee, Monday 17 October 2011
Department fo Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities
Program 2.2: Affordable Housing

Senator LUDLAM: How many, if any, of the recommendations from the 2008 Senate committee report on housing affordability have been implemented?

Mr Thompson : I will have to take that on notice, I am sorry.

Senator LUDLAM: If you could. Could you let us know which ones?

Mr Thompson : Sure.

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Building Better Regional Cities

Scott Ludlam 23 Sep 2011

Question No. 721

Senator Ludlam asked the Minister representing the Minister for Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities, in writing, on 29 June 2011:
Given that the 2011-12 Budget provided $100 million in funding for the new Building Better Regional Cities program for ‘local housing infrastructure projects that will help build ... more affordable homes in high growth regional cities over the next three years' and that 47 regional cities, with populations over 30 000, have been invited to participate in the program.

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Estimated housing gap for students

Scott Ludlam 23 Sep 2011

Question No. 718

Senator Ludlam asked the Minister representing the Minister for Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities, in writing, on 29 June 2011:
In regard to student housing and the National Rental Affordability Scheme (NRAS):

(1) What is the current estimated housing gap for Australian students.

(2) Which agency at the Federal Government level is currently tasked with measuring current housing need for students.

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Housing Affordability - a matter of public importance

Scott Ludlam 21 Sep 2011

Senator LUDLAM (Western Australia) (12:55): My comments will dovetail quite neatly with those of Senator Singh, because the issues that I would like to speak of go very strongly to issues of equality as well-not just income or gender equality but asset quality. Of course, I am speaking about housing and housing affordability, because it is one of the things that many of us take for granted in Australia, and this has come from our history: we believe housing is a human right.

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