Time to stop leaving people who are homeless out in the cold
Published 5 June 2020
3rd Space Chair Ian Sampson responds to the Federal Government’s latest housing stimulus package.
“Yesterday, the Australian Government announced its housing stimulus package. The new HomeBuilder scheme – costing more than $688m – will hand out $25,000 for renovators to upgrade their bathrooms over the next six months, but won’t fund any new social housing for renters and people who are homeless.
If the Federal Government wants to build Australia, it should confront the fact that this involves more than putting in home cinemas, bathrooms and kitchens. It’s time for the Australian Government to act for the economy, jobs AND compassion.
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