September 13, 2023

Haines criticises Government for voting against including regional, rural and remote Australia in the HAFF

“The housing crisis is the biggest issue facing regional Australia yet it is a complete blind spot for this Government. Almost one in three Australians live outside the big cities, yet I constantly have to remind this Government about how the housing crisis is impacting people in regional, rural and remote communities,” Dr Haines said.

September 12, 2023

PMB – Housing

Members of the government are keen to list the ways they’re addressing the housing crisis across Australia, but I do want to put a spotlight on what is missing from this discussion on housing.

September 12, 2023

Constituency Statement: Al’s Skate Co

‘Drop in and take off’—this is the catchcry at Al’s Skate Co, an indoor skate park in Wodonga.

September 11, 2023

Introduction of Unlocking Regional Housing Bill 2023

It’s clear we must urgently do more to unlock housing supply in regional Australia, and in doing that we need to understand one of the reasons holding back that supply is that, as the people have come, the services that support that growth simply have not kept up.

September 11, 2023

Haines introduces Bill to kickstart housing supply in regional Australia

Independent Federal Member for Indi Helen Haines has introduced a Bill to Parliament to increase the amount of Government housing funding that will go to regional Australia.

September 8, 2023

Free Trade Agreement must not sell out prosecco: Haines

Independent Federal Member for Indi Helen Haines has called on Trade Minister Don Farrell to back Australia’s prosecco producers, as free trade negotiations between Australia and the EU restart.

September 7, 2023

Parliamentary Workplace Support Service Bill 2023

We are a unique workplace, but for too long parliamentarians and our staff have not had the right structures in place to ensure that we are a safe, respectful and professional workplace.

September 7, 2023

Question Without Notice: Dedicated Housing Supply in Regional Australia

But, despite one in three Australians living outside a major city, not one of these announcements is dedicated to funding housing in regional, rural or remote Australia. Why won’t this government guarantee funding for dedicated housing supply in regional Australia?

September 6, 2023

Climate Change Authority

I rise to support this motion which will allow the Climate Change Authority to review sectoral pathways for emissions reductions to best support Australia’s transition to net zero emissions by 2050.

September 5, 2023

Constituency Statement: Community Engagement Review

There is no question – we need a rapid build of grid-scale renewable projects – generation, storage and transmission – if we are to meet the government’s target of 43 per cent reduction in emissions by 2030. 


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