Shelter Tas Factsheet – Homelessness (2021)

Homelessness affects people of all ages, and in all regions of Tasmania. In the shadow of the COVID-19 pandemic, all Tasmanians are starkly aware that housing and health cannot be separated. The need to reduce and eliminate homelessness in Tasmania has never been more urgent. Read more…

Submission to the National Strategy to Prevent Child Sexual Abuse, Final Consultation Paper

Shelter Tas members include women’s shelters, family and men with children shelters, youth shelters and services who provide supported accommodation for young people across Tasmania. People and children are exposed to more risks when they are not safely and securely housed, and poverty narrows people’s options and exacerbates their risks. We know that appropriate accommodation and support are essential for …

Support for From the Heart, Interim Report

Shelter Tas is the peak body for housing and homelessness services in Tasmania. We know that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are significantly disadvantaged with respect to housing and other social determinants of health, education, justice and many other essentials of life in Australia. We support the three positions developed in the From the Heart Interim Report. Read more…

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 …