By Aline Rodrigues
Australia’s peak housing and property groups have joined with the ACTU (Australian Council of Trade Unions), ACOSS (Australian Council of Social Service) and Industry Super Australia to form a national alliance focused on increasing the provision of social and affordable housing across Australia.
Investment in housing is a part of a stimulus program to help re-boot economic activity.
The core members of the Alliance are: Housing Industry Association; National Shelter; Property Council of Australia; Community Housing Industry Association; Australian Council of Trade Unions; Australian Council of Social Services; Master Builders Australia; Industry Super Australia; and Homelessness Australia.
The Alliance acknowledges the growing calls for a social housing stimulus, reflecting the importance of this issue for the whole community. Making social and affordable housing part of the recovery roadmap would deliver vital construction activity and jobs.
Besides that, the Alliance calls on the Australian Government, in partnership with all state and territory governments, to commit to boosting the supply of social housing, including public and community housing, and affordable rental housing.