THE DLP BELIEVES THAT EVERY AUSTRALIAN IS ENTITLED TO HOUSING
National Public Housing Scheme
Due to increasing homelessness there needs to be an immediate increase in public housing stock to meet demand.
Under the DLP scheme, all public housing would be brought under permanent Federal control with national low-income rental rates set at 25% of earnings and 15% for occupants with a disability.
No future selling off of public housing should be permitted. In compulsory acquisitions, the property must be replaced in the same area on a like-for-like basis.
Public housing should be administered by appropriate government departments and not outsourced to non-government appointed and paid companies.
National Housing Affordability Scheme
The purchase of residential land should be limited to Australian citizens and permanent residents. Current foreign owners will have up to 10 years to sell their Australian properties.
To ease the hardships faced by Australians in buying their first home, First Home Buyers should be allowed to access their superannuation funds to fund up to 5% of the total value of the home.
Negative gearing arrangements should remain as is for the first investment property. A sliding scale should then reduce ongoing tax benefits by 10% on the 2nd property, 25% on the 3rd, 50% on the 4th, 75% on the 5th and 100% on all further properties.
INCREASE IN PUBLIC HOUSING
Due to increasing homelessness more houses need to be built, or bought for public housing.
RENTAL RATES CAPPED
Rental rates to be capped at 25% of income, or 15% of income for people with disabilities.
FREEZE ON SALE OF PUBLIC HOUSING
There should be an immediate freeze on all future sales of public housing.
HELP FOR FIRST HOME BUYERS
First Home Buyers to be allowed to access up to 5% of the total value of the home to assist them in raising the deposit.