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Wednesday, 4 February 2009
Page: 525


Mr Oakeshott asked the Minister for Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs, in writing, on 4 December 2008:

Under the National Affordable Housing Agreement, will the Government support community housing providers to hold title to their capital properties, enabling them to leverage those capital assets to reinvest in expanding their social housing stock; if no, why not.


Ms Macklin (Minister for Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs) —The answer to the honourable member’s question is as follows:

As part of the National Affordable Housing Agreement, the Australian Government and States and Territories have committed to a range of ongoing reforms in the housing sector, including enhancing the capacity and growth of the not-for-profit housing sector.

Under the National Affordable Housing Agreement, State and Territory Governments will continue to be responsible for deciding whether community housing providers hold title to properties funded by government.