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Treasurer Scott Morrison:

No changes to negative gearing - wants better outcomes for federal funding including NAHA


This morning Scott Morrison spoke at an AHURI event on the Government's approach to housing affordability.

You can read a copy of the speech here, but in summary:
  • The Treasurer was critical of the outcomes generated from the National Affordable Housing Agreement
'We don't need to spend more, and it's not necessarily about spending less, provided we spend it better,'
  • Ruled out changes to negative gearing
'Regardless of one's opinions of the merits or otherwise of negative gearing, it is an established and structural component of Australia's housing markets. Disrupting negative gearing would not come without a cost, especially to renters, let alone the wider economic impacts'
  • Spoke of boosting investment into affordable housing through supporting the community housing sector
'The bond aggregator would issue bonds to the market, and on-lend these funds to community housing providers — allowing them to access cheaper and longer term finance.'

18 May - Asset Management Forum Brisbane


This is an event tailored to senior managers and asset management staff to share good practice, learn more about recent changes to legislation affecting asset management, new products and innovations.

This event is a terrific opportunity to network with other organisations and is open to all community housing, homelessness and refuge accommodation providers.

 
Date: 18 May 2017
Time: 9.30am – 3.00pm
Venue: Q Shelter 515 Wickham Terrace Spring Hill QLD 4004
Tickets: $60 + GST for non-members | $40 + GST for Q Shelter members
This includes morning tea and lunch

 
Register for the Asset Management Forum

3 May - Outcomes Measurement Workshop Brisbane



Q Shelter and Onward Consulting will host a half day workshop on Outcomes Measurement.

Outcomes measurement allows you to clarify and demonstrate the changes in clients’ lives that your service brings about. It is fast becoming a funding and reporting requirement, and if done well, also drives innovation and service improvement.
 
Time: 9.00am-12.00pm
Date: Wednesday 3rd May 2017
Venue: Q Shelter, 515 Wickham Terrace, Spring Hill, Brisbane
Tickets: $54 + GST per person 
 
Register for the Outcomes Measurement Workshop

 

Homelessness Australia calls for a National Homelessness Strategy


Homelessness Australia has released a position paper calling on the Commonwealth Government to develop a National Homelessness Strategy and a National Affordable Housing Strategy.

They have also called for a commitment to and increased resourcing of the National Partnership Agreement on Homelessness and the National Affordable Housing Agreement.


 
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