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Are Safe Spaces enough? New conversations on rough sleeping in Tasmania

Wed 9 August 2023 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

With a dramatic rise in the 2021 census count of rough sleepers in Tasmania, and local street counts suggesting much higher numbers again, this event brings together researchers, practitioners, and policy-makers to ask some hard questions about what responses to the changing nature of rough sleeping should look like in Tasmania. If Safe Spaces are not enough, what else is needed? And what do key stakeholders in the community identify as priorities for new service initiatives and for system and policy change?

This event will feature the launch of the UTAS Rough Sleepers Initiative – a new collective impact project led by UTAS academic activists Catherine Robinson and Miriam Glennie. It will also involve frank dialogue led by local government and health and community sector leaders and practitioners:

  • Kimbra Parker (City of Hobart)
  • Ewan Higgs and Hanna Richardson (Hobart City Mission)
  • Kristina Mullins (Moreton Group)
  • Don McCrae (Justas).

Come along, put your ideas on the table, and hear more about the three-year UTAS Rough Sleepers Initiative which aims to amplify solutions in partnership with the Tasmanian community. Tickets are limited, so please click here to book your place!

With thanks to City of Hobart, you are welcome to stay for afternoon tea and networking conversations after the event.

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Hobart Town Hall
50 Macquarie Street
Hobart, Tasmania 7000 Australia
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UTas and Ciy of Hobart
Dr Catherine Robinson - catherine.robinson@utas.edu.au
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