Lobby Your MP on Housing Affordability by Karl Fitzgerald | Apr 11, 2011 | Commentary Your name: Your email address: Subject: Your local member of parliament Tony Abbott (Warringah)Dick Adams (Lyons)Anthony Albanese (Grayndler)John Alexander (Bennelong)Karen Andrews (McPherson)Kevin Andrews (Menzies)Bob Baldwin (Paterson)Adam Bandt (Melbourne)Bruce Billson (Dunkley)Sharon Bird (Cunningham)Bronwyn Bishop (Mackellar)Julie Bishop (Curtin)Chris Bowen (McMahon)David Bradbury (Lindsay)Jamie Briggs (Mayo)Russell Broadbent (McMillan)Gai Brodtmann (Canberra)Scott Buchholz (Wright)Anna Burke (Chisholm)Tony Burke (Watson)Mark Butler (Port Adelaide)Anthony Byrne (Holt)Nick Champion (Wakefield)Darren Cheeseman (Corangamite)Darren Chester (Gippsland)George Christensen (Dawson)Steven Ciobo (Moncrieff)Jason Clare (Blaxland)John Cobb (Calare)Julie Collins (Franklin)Greg Combet (Charlton)Mark Coulton (Parkes)Simon Crean (Hotham)Tony Crook (O’Connor)Yvette D’Ath (Petrie)Michael Danby (Melbourne Ports)Mark Dreyfus (Isaacs)Peter Dutton (Dickson)Justine Elliot (Richmond)Kate Ellis (Adelaide)Craig Emerson (Rankin)Warren Entsch (Leichhardt)Laurie Ferguson (Werriwa)Martin Ferguson (Batman)Joel Fitzgibbon (Hunter)Paul Fletcher (Bradfield)John Forrest (Mallee)Josh Frydenberg (Kooyong)Teresa Gambaro (Brisbane)Peter Garrett (Kingsford Smith)Joanna Gash (Gilmore)Steve Georganas (Hindmarsh)Steve Gibbons (Bendigo)Julia Gillard (Lalor)Gary Gray (Brand)Sharon Grierson (Newcastle)Alan Griffin (Bruce)Natasha Griggs (Solomon)Barry Haase (Durack)Jill Hall (Shortland)Luke Hartsuyker (Cowper)Alex Hawke (Mitchell)Chris Hayes (Fowler)Joe Hockey (North Sydney)Greg Hunt (Flinders)Ed Husic (Chifley)Steve Irons (Swan)Harry Jenkins (Scullin)Dennis Jensen (Tangney)Stephen Jones (Throsby)Ewen Jones (Herbert)Bob Katter (Kennedy)Michael Keenan (Stirling)Mike Kelly (Eden-Monaro)Craig Kelly (Hughes)Catherine King (Ballarat)Andrew Laming (Bowman)Andrew Leigh (Fraser)Sussan Ley (Farrer)Kirsten Livermore (Capricornia)Geoff Lyons (Bass)Ian Macfarlane (Groom)Jenny Macklin (Jagajaga)Nola Marino (Forrest)Louise Markus (Macquarie)Richard Marles (Corio)Russell Matheson (Macarthur)Robert McClelland (Barton)Michael McCormack (Riverina)Daryl Melham (Banks)Sophie Mirabella (Indi)Rob Mitchell (McEwen)Scott Morrison (McEwen)Judi Moylan (Pearce)John Murphy (Reid)Shayne Neumann (Blair)Paul Neville (Hinkler)Brendan O’Connor ((Gorton))Ken O’Dowd (Flynn)Kelly O’Dwyer (Higgins)Deb O’Neill (Robertson)Rob Oakeshott (Lyne)Julie Owens (Parramatta)Melissa Parke (Fremantle)Graham Perrett (Moreton)Tanya Plibersek (Sydney)Jane Prentice (Ryan)Christopher Pyne (Sturt)Rowan Ramsey (Grey)Don Randall (Canning)Bernie Ripoll (Oxley)Amanda Rishworth (Kingston)Andrew Robb (Goldstein)Stuart Robert (Fadden)Michelle Rowland (Greenway)Nicola Roxon (Gellibrand)Wyatt Roy (Longman)Kevin Rudd (Griffith)Philip Ruddock (Berowra)Janelle Saffin (Page)Alby Schultz (Hume)Bruce Scott (Maranoa)Patrick Secker (Barker)Bill Shorten (Maribyrnong)Sid Sidebottom (Braddon)Luke Simpkins (Cowan)Peter Slipper (Fisher)Stephen Smith (Perth)Tony Smith (Casey)Laura Smyth (La Trobe)Warren Snowdon (Lingiari)Alexander Somlyay (Fairfax)Andrew Southcott (Boothby)Sharman Stone (Murray)Wayne Swan (Lilley)Mike Symon (Deakin)Dan Tehan (Wannon)Craig Thomson (Dobell)Kelvin Thomson (Wills)Warren Truss (Wide Bay)Alan Tudge (Aston)Malcolm Turnbull (Wentworth)Maria Vamvakinou (Calwell)Bert Van (Manen Forde)Ross Vasta (Bonner)Mal Washer (Moore)Andrew Wilkie (Denison)Tony Windsor (New England)Ken Wyatt (Hasluck)Tony Zappia (Makin) If you are unsure who your local member of parliament is you can do a postcode search here Email: Re: Housing affordability I invite you to consider the issue of housing affordability. Many people are priced out of the market and unable to buy their first home. This deprives people like myself of full citizenship in this property owning democracy. Please do not underestimate the frustration and anger of those locked out of the housing market. Prioritising speculators over home makers has very serious negative consequences for economic activity, national savings, small business sustainability, community cohesion and the birth rate. Specifically, I ask you to: - RENOUNCE introducing a First Home Buyers Grant scheme, as this inflates the price of housing by at least the size of the grant and merely benefits home sellers. - END the negative gearing of residential property investing except on newly constructed houses which add to supply. - REMOVE Stamp Duty, a vile toll that benefits life-long property investors relative to new buyers. - CREATE a genuinely informed property market by mandating the Australian Bureau of Statistics to provide timely, accurate and unbiased property sales information. - MAKE property unattractive to speculators by introducing the Dr Ken Henry-recommended federal Land Value Tax. While I am only one of the tens of thousands of voters in your electorate, this issue is of fundamental importance to me. Your observed behaviour will guide the way my vote is cast. 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