Push for more af­ford­abil­ity

Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - NEWS -

THE Com­mon­wealth Govern­ment will es­tab­lish a work­ing group to in­ves­ti­gate in­no­va­tive ways to im­prove the avail­abil­ity of af­ford­able hous­ing.

Min­is­ter for So­cial Ser­vices Chris­tian Porter said the work­ing group would look at im­prov­ing the sup­ply, qual­ity and man­age­ment of so­cial and af­ford­able hous­ing across Aus­tralia.

“The sup­ply of af­ford­able hous­ing is at the cen­tre of a great range of so­cial ser­vice chal­lenges,” Mr Porter said.

“No sin­gle level of govern­ment can act alone on this is­sue – it must be col­lab­o­ra­tive and there must be in­no­va­tive so­lu­tions of­fered.”

As­sis­tant Min­is­ter to the Trea­surer Alex Hawke said the work­ing group would seek pro­pos­als for hous­ing so­lu­tions be­fore work­ing with states to im­ple­ment some of the sug­ges­tions of­fered.

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