House debates

Thursday, 8 October 2020

Committees

Social Policy and Legal Affairs Committee; Report

11:21 am

Photo of Julian HillJulian Hill (Bruce, Australian Labor Party) Share this | Hansard source

I know the member for Bennelong is a decent person. I know you often advocate for positions which are not popular with your government. It needs leadership from members like you to have the quiet conversations and to have them loudly and say, 'Hey, we can invest in social housing.' We have record-low interest rates. We could have an enduring public asset instead of the government's obsession with its housing renovation scheme, or bathroom renovation scheme, which is really just random private enrichment for anyone who just happened to have a renovation in the pipeline. Members opposite know it. Shame on you.

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