[22 May 2022] The following quotes can be attributed to Property Council of Australia Chief Executive Ken Morrison.
“The Property Council congratulates Anthony Albanese and federal Labor on their historic electoral victory and we look forward to working with an Albanese Government over this next term.
“We have worked closely with Mr Albanese and his senior colleagues in opposition and government over many years and we know the experience they bring to their new roles.
“The property industry employs 1.4 million Australians, shapes the future of our cities and provides the housing our growing communities need.
“We look forward to working with an Albanese Government on the pressing issues of housing affordability, the skills challenges facing business and helping our cities and suburbs thrive.
“On behalf of the Property Council, I thank outgoing Prime Minister Scott Morrison, Treasurer Josh Frydenberg and the Government for their service to the nation, particularly in dealing with the immense challenges of the global pandemic.
“Few previous governments have had to face a crisis of this magnitude and the fact that Australia has weathered the pandemic with such strong health and economic outcomes is an enormous achievement and something that government members can be very proud of.
“While counting is continuing in many seats and it is not yet clear whether the incoming Government will have a majority in its own right, it is clear that this Parliament will be much more politically diverse than its predecessors.
“The Property Council looks forward to working with MPs and Senators from all parties as they perform their duties and consider the challenges facing the nation.
“We would also like to acknowledge the many quality outgoing parliamentarians and thank them for their service to the nation.”