Election 2021 produced a Liberal minority in a pro-housing Parliament. Where do we go from here?
To many outside the housing world, Election 2021 may have felt like ‘much ado about nothing’ with a Parliament looking almost the same as it did before the campaign began.
But for those of us who work in housing and ending homelessness - and most importantly for those who are experiencing housing need and homelessness - Election 2021 was a breakthrough. This election saw housing rise to be a dominant issue of the campaign for the first time ever. People with lived experience secured a more prominent place in the halls of power, and the door opened to greater federal ambition on housing and homelessness.