Submission to the Tasmanian Planning Commission on the Draft State Planning Provisions

Shelter Tas welcomes the State Government’s commitment to its program of planning reform and the introduction of the Tasmanian Planning Scheme, Draft State Planning Provisions (Draft SPP). We appreciate the opportunity to provide feedback about the Draft SPP currently available for public review. Shelter Tas recognises the significant influence that the planning system has on outcomes for social inclusion and …

Federal Election – Joint Letter to Supporters

National Shelter, Homelessness Australia and the Community Housing Industry Association have jointly written a letter encouraging supporters to join them in their Federal Election Campaign. The 2016 federal budget has ignored the homelessness and the housing crisis in Australia and there is a federal election looming.  If positive change is to be achieved, it is critical that the major parties …

Rental Affordability Snapshot 2016 – Anglicare

Each year Anglicare Australia conducts the Rental Affordability Snapshot. Developed by the Social Action Research Centre at Anglicare Tasmania in 2007, it was designed to highlight the lived experience of people looking for housing while in receipt of a low income. The results of the Rental Affordability Snapshot show how difficult it is for people on low incomes to secure …

Submission to the Healthy Tasmania Five Year Strategic Plan Community Consultation Draft

Shelter Tasmania welcomes the opportunity to respond to the Healthy Tasmania Five Year Strategic Plan Community Consultation Draft. Our feedback on this Consultation Draft reflects the concerns and experiences of our member organisations. Homelessness, housing affordability and housing quality are critical considerations for achieving the goal of making Tasmania the healthiest population in Australia by 2025. The Consultation Draft notes the …

National Shelter response to the Treasurer’s call for pre-Budget Submissions 2016-17

National Shelter was pleased to hear that the Turnbull Government is “continuing to roll out our national plan for growth and jobs … boosting innovation, building new infrastructure, modernising the way we deliver products and services, working to deliver a more growth friendly tax system and strengthening the economy.” We make this submission to suggest reforms of the tax treatment of housing and other …