It’s all been leading to this.

Election Day is your chance to vote for a party that will act to fix the broken housing system.

To make it easy to make your vote count for housing and homelessness, we’ve created this scorecard which shows where the parties stand on the 5 key things that will fix the broken housing system. Check it out now to find out what the major parties had to say and how they stack up on homelessness and housing, and scroll down to find out more about how we marked them. 

 

 

Want to know more about what each Party had to say? Click on the headings below to see individual responses and policies of each Party.

Australian Labor Party

*An important note: The Labor Party has committed to building 250,000 affordable homes over 10 years. We’re asking for 500,000 social and affordable homes over 20 years – so while their commitment is fantastic, we’ve given them a ‘somewhat’ support, as we want to make sure they deliver the remaining 250,000 homes and that social housing are included as part of that figure.

“A Shorten Labor Government will immediately commence work with the states and territories on a national plan to address the issue of rising homelessness and directly invest in the supply of new affordable rental housing and transitional housing for vulnerable groups.”

Check out their policy here. 

Liberal National Party:

*Important note: The Liberal National Party have made small funding commitments in domestic and family violence, but have not committed to a national homelessness plan.

“We are investing $78 million to build or buy new emergency shelters for families affected by domestic violence and to fund programs that keep women and children safe in their homes.”

Check out their policy here. 

Australian Greens:

 

“We’ll invest in a vibrant social and community housing sector, give renters the dignity of an affordable and stable home and we’ll make it easier for you to buy your first home than for an investor to buy their fifth.”

Check out their policy here. 

The United Australia Party

We wrote to the United Australia Party and asked them where they stand on our asks, but they didn’t respond. We’ve also searched their website for policies and haven’t found any housing affordability or homelessness policies.

Pauline Hanson's One Nation Party

We wrote to Pauline Hanson’s One Nation Party and asked them where they stand on our asks, but they didn’t respond. We’ve also searched their website for policies and haven’t found any housing affordability or homelessness policies.

 

 

Authorised by Kate Colvin, Council to Homeless Persons, 2 Stanley Street Collingwood Victoria 3066