The Hon Mark Butler MP

$6.75 million to tackle homelessness in South Australia

Media Release by The Hon Mark Butler MP

South Australia will receive $6.75 million in Federal Government funding to expand accommodation for those who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless, Federal…

Affordable housing in St Kilda

Media Release by The Hon Mark Butler MP

Minister for Housing and Homelessness Mark Butler today joined Federal Member for Melbourne Ports Michael Danby to visit a new affordable housing complex recently opened…

More funding for affordable housing

Media Release by The Hon Mark Butler MP

The Gillard Labor Government will continue its commitment to affordable housing by doubling the number of homes to be built through the ‘shovel ready’ round…

Homelessness research helps guide Government response

Media Release by The Hon Melissa Parke MP

The Australian Government is investing $3.3 million to continue its successful long-term homelessness research approach, and extend the Journeys Home study. Minister for Housing and…

Newman Government must fund critical tenant services

Media Release by The Hon Mark Butler MP

The Gillard Government today announced a $2.5 million life-raft to the Queensland Government to continue critical advice and advocacy services to vulnerable tenants for another…

Transcript of Interview with ABC Radio Canberra

Transcript by The Hon Mark Butler MP

Subjects discussed: Budget, pension asset test, seniors housing. ALEX SLOAN: I was very interested that the budget’s housing centrepiece is a $112 million trial program…

$1 billion for 10,000 new affordable rental homes

Media Release by The Hon Mark Butler MP

The Gillard Government today opened a new round of incentives worth $1 billion over 10 years to build 10,000 new affordable rental homes under the…

Victorian charity wins Homelessness Award

Media Release by The Hon Melissa Parke MP

Sacred Heart Mission, of St Kilda, Victoria, was today awarded a National Homelessness Services Achievement Award in recognition of its tireless work to prevent and…

NT project wins Homelessness Award

Media Release by The Hon Melissa Parke MP

Larrakia Nation’s Watch House in Darwin, was today awarded a National Homelessness Services Achievement Award in recognition of its tireless work to prevent and tackle…

WA Charity Wins National Homelessness Award

Media Release by The Hon Melissa Parke MP

Anglicare WA was today awarded a National Homelessness Services Achievement Award in recognition of its tireless work to prevent and tackle homelessness. Minister for Housing…

Mackay Agency Wins National Homelessness Award

Media Release by The Hon Melissa Parke MP

Community Accommodation & Support Agency (CASA), of Mackay, was today awarded a National Homelessness Services Achievement Award in recognition of its tireless work to prevent…

Brisbane NGO Wins National Homelessness Award

Media Release by The Hon Melissa Parke MP

Micah Projects and Mater Health Services were today awarded a National Homelessness Services Achievement Award in recognition of their tireless work to prevent and tackle…

SA charity wins Homelessness Award

Media Release by The Hon Melissa Parke MP

Catherine House, Adelaide, was today awarded with a National Homelessness Services Achievement Award in recognition of its tireless work to prevent and tackle homelessness. Minister…

Homelessness services recognised for outstanding work

Media Release by The Hon Melissa Parke MP

Seven community organisations from across Australia were today recognised for their outstanding work to prevent and tackle homelessness as recipients of National Homelessness Services Achievement…

NSW charity wins Homelessness Award

Media Release by The Hon Melissa Parke MP

The Samaritans Brokerage Support Service, of Broadmeadow, NSW, was today awarded a National Homelessness Services Achievement Award in recognition of its tireless work to prevent…

Funding for new affordable rental homes announced

Media Release by The Hon Mark Butler MP

Minister for Housing and Homelessness Mark Butler today met with tenants benefiting from more affordable rentals under the National Rental Affordability Scheme to officially open…

Newman Government to leave tenants out in the cold

Media Release by The Hon Mark Butler MP

If there was any doubt about the callous approach of the Newman Government to vulnerable Queenslanders, those doubts have dissipated today as they cancelled funding…

$320 million deal of homelessness services

Media Release by The Hon Mark Butler MP

The Australian Government today announced a $320 million agreement with the states and territories which ensures the continued provision of vital homelessness services. The Federal…