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24    Economics References Committee—Housing Affordability—Implementation of Recommendations

Senator Ludlam amended general business notice of motion no. 990 by leave and, pursuant to notice of motion not objected to as a formal motion, moved—That the Senate—

    (a)   notes:

                  (i)   the findings of the Economics References Committee in its report Out of reach? The Australian housing affordability challenge (received 8 May 2015) containing 40 recommendations, and

                 (ii)   that the Government supported nine of these recommendations, including:

                  ( a )   to commit to ensuring adequate funding so that women and children escaping domestic violence are housed in secure and appropriate housing,

                  ( b )   investigating housing supply bonds and tax increment financing to fund infrastructure for new housing developments, and

                  ( c )   to look closely at its aged care policy in relation to the difficulties confronting older Australians in the rental market; and

    (b)   calls on the Government to update the Senate on Wednesday, 3 February 2016, on any progress, if at all, on implementing those nine recommendations.

Statements by leave : Senator Ludlam and the Assistant Cabinet Secretary (Senator Ryan), by leave, made statements relating to the motion.

Question put and passed.