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Shelter TAS - Housing and Homelessness Peak
Shelter TAS eNews
Wednesday 13th April 2022
The Shelter Tas office will be closed over the Easter period from 5pm Thursday 14th April until 9am Wednesday 20th April.

To all our members, stakeholders and supporters - have a safe and restful break, and enjoy the opportunity to spend time with friends and family. And as always, thank you for your willingness to work with us on the critical issues around housing and homelessness.

Please note that if you need emergency housing assistance, contact Housing Connect on 1800 800 588. 

Tas Government Ministerial Changes

Shelter Tas welcomes the new Premier of Tasmania, the Hon Jeremy Rockliff MP, and we thank the departing Premier the Hon Peter Gutwein MP for his engagement with housing and homelessness issues, seen most recently in his State of the State address.

We also thank the outgoing Minister for Housing, the Hon Michael Ferguson MP, for his commitment to the housing and homelessness sector and wish him well in the new roles of Deputy Premier, Treasurer, Minister for Infrastructure and Transport, and Minister for Planning. We welcome the Hon Guy Barnett MP as the new Minister for Housing and look forward to working constructively with him and his team.

Federal Election Called

The federal election will be held on 21 May 2022.

Remember to enroll or update your voting details, and please note that people with no fixed address and people experiencing homelessness can also vote, see the AEC website for more details.
We support our fellow peak body, National Shelter's pre-election policy platform, calling on all parties and independent candidates to focus on the national housing crisis in this election and announce policy options that will make a meaningful difference to the lives of Australians who are struggling to find somewhere to live. You can access National Shelter's policy platform here.

COTA Tas' Active Ageing Consultation

The Council on the Ageing (COTA) Tas is undertaking statewide consultation around experiences of ageing as part of the new Government Strategy for Older Tasmanians 2023-2029. COTA is inviting community sector organisations to make a short submission to their H.E.A.R Active Ageing community consultation.

This can be in a brief 1-2 page letter format, outlining the key areas and issues you feel need to be considered when government is preparing the next Strategy for Older Tasmanians 2023-2029. Submissions can be emailed to by COB 29th April 2022.

You can find the current Strong Liveable Communities Active Ageing Plan here

Media, Reports and Research

Submission to the Productivity Commission Review of The National Housing and Homelessness Agreement
Shelter Tas, March 2022

Tasmanian Liberal Government Ministry
Jeremy Rockliff, Premier, 11 April 2022

Renters spend 10 times as much on housing as petrol. Where's their cost-of-living relief?
The Conversation, 2 April 2022

'Eviction by dereliction': the decay of public housing (subscription content)
The Saturday Paper, 9-15 April 2022

Australia's COVID-19 pandemic housing policy responses
AHURI, 8 April 2022

Australia's first home buyers urged to 'go in with eyes wide open' about future rate rises
The Guardian, 6 April 2022

Hobart residents are facing homelessness (audio)
ABC RN Breakfast, 7 April 2022

Morgan Stanley has good and bad news on Aussie housing
Australian Financial Review, 5 April 2022

Coordinated support for young people at risk of homelessness
Roger Jaensch, Minister for Education, Children and Youth, 7 April 2022

A housing crash like 2008 is 'very unlikely', 2 economists say: 'This market is just fundamentally different in so many ways'
Insider (US), 8 April 2022

Delivering more homes for Tasmanians in need
Michael Ferguson, Treasurer and Minister for State Development, Construction and Housing, 10 April 2022

Scott Morrison accused of misunderstanding his own housing policy during election campaign
ABC News, 12 April 2022

Action on housing - not slogans - is what Tasmanians need from Barnett
Ella Haddad, Shadow Housing Minister, 11 April 2022

What happens to rents when interest rates rise?
Yahoo Finance, 12 April 2022
Find our 2022-23 Budget Submission and 2021 Annual Report here.
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