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Australia Funding for social housing 'absolutely essential': Albanese

05:00  02 june  2020
05:00  02 june  2020 Source:   skynews.com.au

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Labor Leader Anthony Albanese says it is “absolutely essential” for money in the government’s housing construction stimulus package to be allocated toward community and social housing. 

The government is preparing to sign off on a housing stimulus package as part of a plan to create more jobs for the construction industry, with the cabinet’s expenditure review committee conducting a final review on Tuesday.

Speaking to the media on Tuesday, Mr Albanese said he could not understand “why it would appear at this point that the federal government is ignoring support for social housing”.

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Senior Labor frontbencher Anthony Albanese has accused the state government of sifting out socially disadvantaged people and creating enclaves of privilege by selling off public housing in The NSW government has previously said the sell-off would help to fund social housing elsewhere in the state.

“It should not be forgotten as part of a comprehensive package which is needed," he said.

The Opposition leader said Labor called on the Morrison government to invest in “affordable housing for essential workers ". 

"People who have kept the economy going through the COVID-19 crisis often can’t afford to live near to where they work," he said.

“Superannuation funds have kicked in for investment in affordable housing.

“There’s a real opportunity to expand programs like that working with superannuation funds, working with local government to increase affordable housing units and homes available throughout communities.”

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