Senate debates

Wednesday, 8 March 2023

Questions without Notice


2:23 pm

Photo of Katy GallagherKaty Gallagher (ACT, Australian Labor Party, Minister for the Public Service) Share this | Hansard source

We agree that more accommodation and a greater supply of social and affordable housing and crisis housing is required to address the needs of women across the country. We are negotiating with the states and territories under a new National Housing and Homelessness Agreement that's being led by Julie Collins, from the other place, and we are also determined to get our Housing Australia Future Fund up. That fund, if established, would be an enduring and ongoing fund that allocates 30,000 social and affordable houses, of which a proportion would be dedicated to women, including women with children who are escaping violence.

I would urge people in this place, if they care about that—even if it's not exactly the model that they would choose—to support it, because this is what we will use to get more housing on the ground for women in those categories. (Time expired)


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