Housing Related Poverty and Homelessness in Tasmania – Parity Magazine

Shelter Tas has collaborated with Anglicare Tasmania for an article in the July 2017 edition of Parity Magazine – ‘Poverty and Homelessness: The elephant in the room’. Affordable and secure housing provides an essential foundation for a decent life; through better outcomes in health, education, employment, and early childhood development. It can facilitate a pathway both into and out of poverty. Tasmania’s Affordable …

National Shelter Submission to the Productivity Commission – Introducing Competition and Informed User Choice into Human Services: Reforms to Human Services Draft Report

National Shelter is concerned the direction of reforms outlined in the Productivity Commission’s draft report are too narrowly focussed on the real and perceived problems confronting Australia’s Social Housing system whilst paying too little attention to the broader housing system. Australia’s social housing system does a valiant job providing housing that is highly rated by tenants, provides security of tenure …

Submission from the Community Housing Sector to the Productivity Commission’s Reforms to Human Services

This Submission is a response from the community housing sector to the June 2017 Productivity Commission Draft Report – ‘Introducing Competition and Informed User Choice into Human Services: Reforms to Human Services’. The eight participating organisations are peak and industry associations operating at state or national level. They work either directly for member community housing providers or – in the …

SCHCADS Pay Guide July-Dec 2017

Pay guide for the  Social, Community, Home Care and Disability Services (SCHCADS) Industry Award 2010 and the Social and Community Service Award. Click here to view the table.

Land Use Planning and Approvals Amendment (Tasmanian Planning Policies) Bill, submission on consultation draft

Shelter Tas has previously presented the case for Tasmania’s planning system to facilitate the supply of affordable housing, a role also recognised by the Australian Government in this year’s Federal Budget 2017. In the Budget the Treasurer, Scott Morrison, announced that the new National Housing and Homelessness Agreement to be negotiated with the State and Territory governments, will be linked …

Rental Affordability Index

The latest Rental Affordability Index (RAI) report, released 17 May 2017, shows a drop in rental affordability over the last quarter in all metropolitan areas except Perth. In Tasmania, greater Hobart has seen a decline in affordability since the last RAI release in November 2016, but is not the only city affected. Couples and particularly single pensioners are finding the …

Housing Australia’s people: a serious plan

The Australian Council of Social Services and National Shelter have released a 6 point “Housing Australia’s People: A Serious Plan’”, a comprehensive package of reforms that would deliver growth in social and affordability housing for people on low and modest incomes and take the heat out of the open housing market for all. Click here t read the full report, …