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Housing affordability

The Treasurer handed down the Budget 2017-18 on Tuesday 9 May 2017. As part of the Budget, the Government announced a package to reduce pressure on housing affordability, including through establishing a First Home Super Saver Scheme, and by allowing a special 'downsizing' contribution into superannuation.

Information regarding Budget initiatives and information can be found updated below.

Fact sheets

First home super saver scheme [PDF 456KB] Updated July 2017 
Reducing barriers to downsizing [PDF 460KB] Updated July 2017
A comprehensive plan to address housing affordability  
National Housing infrastructure facility  
Unlocking commonwealth land  
Stronger rules for foreign investors owning Australian housing  
A new national housing and homelessness agreement  
Establishing the National Housing Finance and Investment Corporation  
Encouraging Social Impact Investing  
Boosting affordable housing for Australian through investment tax incentives  
Housing package for Western Sydney  


Housing-related superannuation measures 
Submissions close Friday 4 August


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