A National Homelessness Strategy: why we need it

Australia is at a critical juncture in its approach to supporting some of its most vulnerable people. How a nation chooses to provide housing and support to those in need, underpins its commitment to the safety and security of its peoples, and is a measure of its contract to care for all. Central to this commitment is our country’s Specialist …

National member briefing – Scott Morrison roundtable meeting (National Shelter)

On Tuesday March 28 National Shelter met with Treasurer Scott Morrison and Assistant to the Treasurer Michael Sukkar as part of a roundtable discussing the upcoming federal budget, the National Affordable Housing Agreement (including homelessness and allied agreements), affordable housing and housing affordability. Read more…

NAHA Funding Cut

A report in the Australian on 10 February suggested that the Commonwealth is considering cutting the National Affordable Housing Agreement (NAHA). The NAHA provides the majority of the subsidies for public housing and funding for homelessness services. In Tasmania, this was worth $28.4 million in 2016/17. National Shelter have sent out a media release, calling for the Commonwealth government to re-think …

Unsettled: Life in Australia’s private rental market

Shelter Tas, and the Tenants’ Union of Tasmania welcome new research on the experiences of people in the private rental market by CHOICE, National Shelter and the National Association of Tenants’ Organisations (NATO) in their report ‘Unsettled: Life in Australia’s private rental market’. CHOICE, NATO and National Shelter jointly commissioned this nationally representative research of Australia’s renting population. They are calling …

Response to Family Violence: Strengthening our legal responses – Consultation Paper

Shelter Tasmania welcomes the initiative of the Department of Justice to improve the legal framework to address the prevalence of family violence in Tasmania and to improve the way the justice system deals with perpetrators. We would also like to compliment the Department on the quality of the paper for its well-presented counter arguments for the changes being considered. Read …