Shelter Tas’ Submission to the State Government Budget Process 2021-22

Housing is at the centre of Tasmania’s economic and social recovery. Areas such as tourism, economic productivity, jobs, education, health and justice all affect and are affected by whether people have affordable, appropriate, safe and secure homes. To be successful, government policies and decisions need to understand the housing system and its links to productivity, economic growth and wellbeing. Our …

Shelter Tas submission to the Senate Community Affairs Legislation Committee’s Inquiry into the Social Services Legislation Amendment (Strengthening Income Support) Bill 2021

Shelter Tas supports Raise the Rate campaign and the call to permanently increase JobSeeker, Youth Allowance and related income support payments to a level that enables people to live a dignified life. All Australians deserve to live with an income that is adequate to meet their basic needs for housing, food, medicine, transport and other essentials of life. Read more…

Submission to the Consultation on Draft Land Use Planning and Approvals and Housing Land Supply Amendment Bills, 4 February 2021

Tasmania’s planning system has a significant influence on the types and locations of homes being built, and therefore on people’s access to appropriate housing, and outcomes for social inclusion across our community. The planning system sets the framework for the supply, diversity, location and affordability of housing that is developed. This framework needs a clear and inclusive vision to meet …