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Government calls for Innovative ideas to boost investment in Affordable Housing

Tuesday, 02 February 2016

The Commonwealth Government is calling for public submissions on ways to boost the supply of affordable rental housing through innovative financing models.

This follows the establishment of a working group tasked with identifying ways to increase affordable housing supply for those on low incomes, and implementing trials of models in cooperation with states and territories.

“One of the keys to increasing the supply and availability of affordable rental housing is attracting investment,” said Mr Porter.

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Deadline for lodging 2016-17 Pre-Budget Submissions is approaching

Thursday, 28 January 2016

The Government is issuing a final call for individuals, businesses and community groups to provide their views regarding priorities for the 2016-17 Budget.

“I remind interested parties to lodge submissions as soon as possible, and no later than Friday 5 February 2016,” the Assistant Minister to the Treasurer, the Hon Alex Hawke MP, said.

“As I outlined on 18 December 2015, the 2016-17 Budget will continue the Government’s commitment to restrain expenditure responsibly, while supporting economic growth to lift revenues.”

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