Vote Home

16,847 supporters

Vote Home is a campaign developed by a national alliance of peak housing, homelessness and welfare organisations. The alliance is formed by National Shelter, Homelessness Australia, Community Housing Industry Association and Australian Council of Social Service with engagement and support from peak welfare, community housing and homelessness service organisations. A Vote Home is a vote for a national strategy to address housing affordability and a vote for all political parties to commit to end the housing crisis by 2025 if elected.

Started 2 petitions

Petitioning Bill Shorten

It's time to reform negative gearing and capital gains tax to unlock affordable housing!

Negative gearing and the tax break for capital gains cost the federal budget more than $7 billion every year. People who negatively gear claim an average loss of $8,722 per year. This means other tax payers have to pay more, and services are reduced. These tax breaks also drive house price inflation, pushing house prices and rents out of reach of ordinary people. Today, an average home costs over six times the median household annual income, more than double the ratio thirty years ago when the same house cost only three years of household income.  The Australian dream of home ownership is now out of reach for many. Home ownership among young people is at record lows. It's time for change. We need to end the tax breaks for investors that are putting their interests ahead of people needing a home. This would improve affordability and save millions; savings that should be invested in increased investment in public and community housing, and a tax rebate for new affordable housing. Will you join us? Sign this petition to tell party leaders we want to put ordinary people ahead of the interests of investors.

Vote Home
1,188 supporters
Petitioning Bill Shorten, Malcolm Turnbull, Senator Richard Di Natale, Malcolm Turnbull, Bill Shorten, Richard Di Natale, Barnaby Joyce

Vote Home: let's end the housing crisis by 2025

Every night, more than 105,000 Australians don’t have a place to call home. That’s one in every 200 people. House prices and rents keep increasing faster than incomes and there are over 200,000 Australians on waiting lists for public and community housing. Yet despite this, current policy settings continue to favour tax breaks for investors over people owning homes. Cuts to affordable rental housing programs have made the situation even worse. Rapidly rising house prices and lack of affordable rental properties affects all of us. We need to urgently build a plan to a brighter future. That’s why this election we are building a movement of Australians who will ensure their vote this election is a Vote Home. A Vote Home is a vote for a national strategy to address housing affordability and a vote for political parties to commit to end the housing crisis by 2025. Will you join us? Sign this petition and let’s build this movement to end Australia’s housing crisis! Let's tell all our political leaders that to secure our vote this election, they need to commit to a national strategy to address housing affordability and homelessness. A Vote Home is a vote for a government committed to ending the housing crisis by 2025.

Vote Home
15,659 supporters