MORRISON BACKS LABOR’S HOUSING PLAN
After a series of housing experts across the country backed Labor’s Regional First Home Buyer Support Scheme, announced last Friday, it has now won the support of Scott Morrison.
In the ultimate third-party endorsement, the government has today announced its own version of the scheme.
Perhaps they were convinced by the Real Estate Institute of Australia when President Hayden Groves said, “this is welcomed and provides an advantage to regional Australians.” about Labor’s plan.
Or when National Shelter said, “This is a good plan to increase the chance of regional home ownership among first home purchasers.”
Or when the UDIA applauded Labor’s Regional First Home Support Scheme, stating that “this solid policy will help tackle the regional housing crisis” and “is a great initiative which will provide genuine support for the regions struggling under the weight of increased demand.”
Or perhaps it was when the Property Council of Australia Chief Executive Ken Morrison said “the announcement would be a helpful additional affordability measure.”
If the government is looking for other quality policy ideas leading up to the May election, they should also adopt Labor’s Housing Australia Future Fund, that will build 30,000 social and affordable homes, which will help increase housing supply and reduce homelessness across Australia in its first five years.
And perhaps they could also copy Labor’s policy to develop a National Housing and Homelessness Plan, that will review current planning procedures and work with state and territory governments to unlock land supply which will boost national productivity and improve housing affordability.
MONDAY, 28 MARCH 2022
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