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Access to secure and affordable housing is a basic human right and the foundation for individual and family wellbeing. The housing crisis in Tasmania is undermining this right.

The Liberal Government has consistently underinvested in public housing and failed to appropriately regulate short stay accommodation. This has resulted in a housing crisis in Tasmania, with soaring housing prices and a reduction of residential premises on the rental market.

Tasmania needs more investment in public housing and proper regulation of short stay accommodation. 'Getting the balance right' means ensuring that housing is available and affordable is a higher priority than increasing financial returns to property owners. This is currently not the case.

 

What can I do?

In 2019 the Legislative Council Select Committee on Short Stay Accommodation in Tasmania handed down their report. The report included the recommendation that Local Councils be given discretionary powers in relation to the approval of short stay accommodation permits outside of principal residences. You can write to the Premier and demand that the Government enact this recommendation.

There is also a House of Assembly Select Committee on Housing Affordability. You can write to the committee members and ask them to ensure restrictions on short stay accommodation are part of their recommendations.

 

 

In Parliament and the Media

Monday, 2 December 2019
The TCCI’s ‘Tasmania Report’ confirms what many Tasmanians are feeling. The wealth gap is widening under Will Hodgman’s leadership.
Thursday, 28 November 2019
Cassy O'Connor questions the Premier over his repeated prioritisation of big business over Tasmanians.
Wednesday, 27 November 2019
Cassy O'Connor discusses the housing crisis, homelessness, rental affordability and under-investment in public housing in Labor's Matter of Public Importance on housing affordability.
Sunday, 13 October 2019
The Liberals' Housing and Homelessness Expo is an exercise in window dressing that will do nothing to address the housing crisis.
Sunday, 8 September 2019
The historic Commonwealth State Housing debt has been an albatross around the neck of Housing Tasmania for decades.
Thursday, 5 September 2019

Ms O'CONNOR (Clark - Leader of the Greens) - Madam Deputy Speaker, apart from being completely boring, that contribution from Mr Tucker failed to mention human beings. Failed to acknowledge that there are people right now sleeping on the Domain, sleeping in the rivulet, who are living in insecure housing, who cannot afford to pay their rent.

Thursday, 8 August 2019

Ms O'CONNOR (Clark - Leader of the Greens) - Mr Deputy Speaker, I am quite pleased to see that the Heritage Tasmania staff are no longer in the Chamber being forced to sit here and listen to this debate instead of providing advice to the minister for Heritage on the bill that was to be debated at this point but has been bumped off so the Minister for Housing can score some political points.

Wednesday, 7 August 2019

Ms O'CONNOR (Clark - Leader of the Greens - Motion) - Madam Speaker, I move -

That the House:

(1) Agrees that:

(a) housing is a fundamental human right, and is foundational for participation in society;

Wednesday, 7 August 2019

Cassy O'Connor MP | Greens Leader and Housing spokesperson

Housing availability and affordability in Tasmania is getting worse, pushing more people in to homelessness. 

With a housing squeeze created by government under-funding and neglect, some unscrupulous landlords are making hay, with rents soaring to unaffordable levels.

Tuesday, 6 August 2019

Ms O'CONNOR question to MINISTER for HOUSING, Mr JAENSCH

Thursday, 20 June 2019

Cassy O’Connor MP | Greens Leader and Housing spokesperson

Liberal Senator, Eric Abetz, needs to get out of his office more and talk to Tasmanians who are homeless or desperately searching for a place to live.

Senator Abetz clearly has the hardest of hearts.

Thursday, 13 June 2019

Ms O'CONNOR (Clark - Leader of the Greens) - Mr Deputy Speaker, I rise to make a contribution on what will be the last legislation debated before the winter break. It is particularly apt that we are debating a housing affordability bill in a week that has been dominated by questions of the Government and our society's response to housing and homelessness. I can indicate from the outset, as we did last year, we will support the extension to the First Home Owner Grant.

Thursday, 13 June 2019

Ms O'CONNOR (Clark - Leader of the Greens) - Mr Deputy Speaker, it has been interesting listening to this debate this morning, which is a Liberal matter of public importance debate, after around 20 minutes of question time was dedicated to Dorothy Dixers and the best the member for Braddon can come up with as a topic is infrastructure and jobs.

Wednesday, 12 June 2019

Ms O'CONNOR (Clark) - Mr Deputy Speaker, here we are again in this House, on this day, debating one of the most critically important issues confronting this parliament and the entire state of Tasmania.

Wednesday, 12 June 2019

Ms O'CONNOR question to PREMIER, Mr HODGMAN

Wednesday, 12 June 2019

Ms O'CONNOR question to PREMIER, Mr HODGMAN

Wednesday, 12 June 2019

Cassy O’Connor MP | Greens Leader and Housing spokesperson

The Liberals have used their numbers once again to prevent debate on the capacity of another failing Minister. This time, Housing Minister, Roger Jaensch. 

Tuesday, 11 June 2019

Ms O'CONNOR - I thank Ms Standen for her contribution. It was, as ever, well considered and very informative.

Tuesday, 11 June 2019

Cassy O’Connor MP | Greens Leader and Housing spokesperson

In the middle of a deepening housing crisis, both the Premier and Minister for Housing have refused to rule out spending public funds to appeal a Supreme Court decision which exposed their unjust, punitive approach to Housing Tasmania tenants.

Wednesday, 5 June 2019

Cassy O’Connor MP | Greens Leader and Housing spokesperson

Yesterday, the Full Court of the Supreme Court justly ruled Housing Tasmania must provide underlying reasons for evicting tenants . We welcome their ruling that Housing Tasmania tenants should have natural justice afforded to them and the ability to remedy eviction issues.

Wednesday, 29 May 2019

Cassy O’Connor MP | Greens Leader

Today we proudly delivered the Tasmanian Greens’ fully costed, long-term vision for Tasmania, our Alternative Budget 2019-20. 

It applies the lens of intergenerational equity to policy and funding decisions. Future generations deserve nothing less.

Tuesday, 28 May 2019

Ms O'CONNOR (Clark - Leader of the Greens) - Madam Deputy Speaker, I thank the member for Franklin for bringing this matter of net debt on for the MPI debate today. Any state budget, and we have said this before, is a statement of values. It tells us everything we need to know about what the government of the day values and what it is prepared to prioritise.

Tuesday, 28 May 2019

Ms O'CONNOR question to PREMIER, Mr HODGMAN

Wednesday, 29 May 2019
Cassy O'Connor delivers a budget reply speech for the 2019-20 state Budget, and speaks to alternative policies in the Greens' Alternative Budget.
Thursday, 23 May 2019

Cassy O’Connor MP | Greens Leader

The Treasurer promised a heavy infrastructure spend in today’s Budget, but what was clearly missing was the investment in social infrastructure. 

Expenditure on roads and bridges reaches $1.5 billion over the forward estimates and only $200 million is allocated to new affordable housing, not one cent of it is new money.

Tuesday, 21 May 2019

Ms O'CONNOR (Clark - Leader of the Greens) - Thank you to Ms Standen and the honourable member for Franklin for bringing this Matter of Public Importance debate on today. It is important that we acknowledge in this place that, right now, there are people who are so-called, sleeping rough, sleeping under bridges, crashing at their friend's houses, sleeping in shipping containers, caravans and in highly unaffordable and unsuitable accommodation.

Wednesday, 1 May 2019

Dr WOODRUFF (Franklin) - Madam Speaker, I am very pleased to speak on behalf of the Leader of the Tasmanian Greens, Ms O'Connor, who has been very passionate on the issue of housing and everything that can be done to mitigate the housing crisis in Tasmania. We have been in the grips of a crisis for some years now but it has in part been because of the impact of the rapid and unchecked growth in the short-stay market.

Wednesday, 1 May 2019

Dr WOODRUFF (Franklin) - Madam Speaker, they are not very strong words from a minister who should be supporting every possible constructive move he can to find ways to resolve the unmitigated crisis in housing that people across Tasmania are experiencing, especially in southern Tasmania.

Tuesday, 9 April 2019
Cassy O'Connor speaks to Labor's Matter of Public Importance on Public Housing, discussing the housing crisis and inadequate tenancy law.
Friday, 11 January 2019

Cassy O’Connor MP | Greens Leader and Human Services spokesperson

he long delayed release of data on housing, children and disabilities shows modest improvement in only one area of Minister Jaensch’s portfolio responsibility and even with that, it is still taking more than a year to find homes for high priority applicants.

Monday, 3 December 2018

Cassy O’Connor MP | Greens Leader

The TCCI’s Tasmania Report confirms the need to capitalise on the State’s visitor boom to pay for the disadvantage it helps to create.

Wednesday, 21 November 2018

Ms O'CONNOR (Clark - Leader of the Greens) - Madam Speaker, we will support the Roads and Jetties Amendment (Management of State Highways in Cities) Bill 2018 but we do so with a very profound sense of ho hum. 

Thursday, 1 November 2018

Cassy O’Connor MP | Greens Leader and Housing spokesperson

Minister Jaensch’s bragging is highly misleading. The numbers provided in his media release are the total since 2015. In actuality, this quarterly report shows that in the last quarter very little is happening.

Wednesday, 17 October 2018
Cassy O'Connor delivers a Second Reading speech for the Greens' Police Offences Amendment (Begging) Bill, to remove the offence of begging in Tasmania.
Tuesday, 18 September 2018

Ms O'CONNOR (Denison - Leader of the Greens) - Mr Deputy Speaker, I rise on behalf of the Greens to indicate that we too will be supporting this legislation, and recognise it makes a number of significant, but minor, amendments to the principal act in order to better align the act with the Homes Act 1935, which is some of the most robust but antique legislation we administer in this place.

Friday, 31 August 2018

Cassy O’Connor MP | Greens’ Leader

Tasmania’s under-resourced child protection system continues to let down at risk children and young people.

Wednesday, 29 August 2018

That the House -

Thursday, 5 July 2018

Ms O'CONNOR (Denison - Leader of the Greens) - Madam Speaker, I indicate that the Greens will be supporting this legislation. We have received a very thorough briefing from the head of the Planning Policy Unit and the secretary of the Department of Justice and their adviser. We have been walked through the clauses in the bill. On behalf of the Greens I am comforted by that briefing because we raised a number of the questions we had in that briefing.

Thursday, 5 July 2018

Ms O'CONNOR (Denison - Leader of the Greens) - Madam Speaker, I indicate that the Greens will be supporting this legislation. We have received a very thorough briefing from the head of the Planning Policy Unit and the secretary of the Department of Justice and their adviser. We have been walked through the clauses in the bill. On behalf of the Greens I am comforted by that briefing because we raised a number of the questions we had in that briefing.

Wednesday, 13 June 2018
Full debate of the Greens' motion to limit the conversion of residential properties to short stay accommodation and to enforce compliance with short stay accommodation rules.
Wednesday, 13 June 2018

Ms O'CONNOR question to PREMIER, Mr HODGMAN

Thursday, 7 June 2018

Cassy O’Connor MP | Greens’ Leader

Minster Jaensch’s response to the escalating housing crisis is completely out of touch.  His failure to acknowledge the impact of short stay accommodation on the availability of rental homes will consign more Tasmanians to housing stress and homelessness.

Wednesday, 23 May 2018

Ms O'CONNOR question to PREMIER, Mr HODGMAN

A short time ago you challenged us to put forward solutions to the housing emergency. Here are two that the Greens took to the last election. Will you direct your Housing minister to regulate the short-stay accommodation market to free up homes for families? Will you explore adopting the ACT model where rental increases were capped at CPI to keep rent affordable and to stop landlords from gouging?

ANSWER

Wednesday, 23 May 2018

Ms O'CONNOR question to PREMIER, Mr HODGMAN

Thursday, 12 April 2018

Cassy O’Connor MP | Greens’ Leader and Housing spokesperson

Hobart rents are now rivalling Melbourne’s, in figures released today by Domain.

New statistics are being released regularly.  They describe a tightening rental market that’s pricing Tasmanians out.

The rental crisis in Hobart is worsening, with fewer affordable rentals available than ever before and families being forced into homelessness. It’s alarming that Hobartians are without a roof over their heads and winter fast approaching.

Tuesday, 20 March 2018

Cassy O’Connor MP | Greens’ Leader

The Greens congratulate Roger Jaensch MP on his appointment as Minister for Human Services and Housing.

Mr Jaensch faces the most pressing task of any of the newly sworn in Cabinet members - tackling the housing emergency with substantive steps so people aren't freezing in tents at the Hobart Showgrounds over Winter.

Quality temporary housing is urgently required along with regulation required to stem the rapid growth in short stay accommodation which is taking homes out of the market and driving up rents.

Tuesday, 30 January 2018
Almost 25% of our state’s agricultural land is under a level of foreign ownership, and foreign donors are making large donations to the Liberals.
Sunday, 21 January 2018

Cassy O’Connor MP | Greens’ Leader and Housing spokesperson

The Labor Party's announcement on three new builds to tackle the housing crisis is woefully inadequate.

Ensuring all Tasmanians who need a home can find one will require much greater government investment in affordable housing as well as structural change to rein in the explosion of Airbnb and to require that new housing developments have a component of affordable housing.

Sunday, 17 December 2017

Cassy O'Connor MP

Air BNB short stay accommodation will be restricted to Tasmanian owner operators, ensuring interstate and overseas investors won’t profit at the expense of locals, under the first of the Tasmanian Greens’ housing policy initiatives launched today.

Monday, 5 June 2017

Cassy O’Connor MP | Greens' Leader and Treasury spokesperson

The Treasurer’s responses in Budget Estimates today were basically limited to pleas to just trust him.

On the TasWater takeover, the Treasurer disagreed with claims that the accelerated schedule could not be achieved and that the takeover might be unlawful, but provided no evidence to back up his view.

To support these claims he repeatedly argued he had come to that view, without providing any detail of what rationale or evidence had led him there. 

Tuesday, 30 May 2017

Cassy O’Connor MP | Greens' Leader

The Tasmanian Greens' Alternative Budget is a fully costed vision for the future that demonstrates it is possible to look after people and invest in their capacity, to protect our environmental assets and stimulate the economy through investment in small business and infrastructure.

Wednesday, 10 May 2017

Cassy O’Connor MP | Greens' Leader

The Hodgman Liberal Government has epically failed to stand up for Tasmania, with the State comprehensively missing out in the Federal Budget.

While Tasmania missed out any substantial infrastructure investment as a result of the Hodgman Liberals' failure, Tasmanians looking for a home or reliant on welfare are the big losers out of this Budget.

Thursday, 2 March 2017

Cassy O'Connor MP | Greens' Leader and Human Services spokesperson

The Hodgman Government has failed to deliver on affordable housing, with the housing waiting list skyrocketing to more than 3,600 applications under Minister Petrusma.  Under a Greens' Minister, the waiting list was brought down to its lowest level in a decade.

That is indicative of huge housing stress in our community and too many Tasmanians without a secure, affordable place to call home.

Friday, 9 December 2016

Cassy O'Connor MP | Greens' Leader and Human Services spokesperson

News from today's COAG meeting that the National Partnership Agreement on Homelessness will be extended for another 12 months lets down the community and housing sector.

The NPAH provides support to more than 7,000 Tasmanians and funds specialist homelessness services.  Only extending it for a year won't provide much comfort to a sector that is forced to struggle with funding insecurity.

Wednesday, 16 November 2016

Rosalie Woodruff MP | Greens' Corrections spokesperson

The Parole Board's Annual Report confirms the worst fears of the community and housing sector.  Prisoners who are suitable to be released on parole are being forced to stay in prison because they can't get housing.

For the second year running, the Parole Board has confirmed the lack of housing for parolees, following the Liberals' closure of the Post Release Options Programs and the Salvation Army Reintegration of Ex-Offenders Program.

Thursday, 3 November 2016

Cassy O'Connor MP | Greens Leader and Human Services spokesperson

Housing Ministers from around Australia are meeting tomorrow to decide the future of the National Partnership on Homelessness (NPAH).

The Minister for Human Services must take a strong position to the table so those Tasmanians experiencing homelessness, or at risk of homelessness, can continue to be supported into secure housing.

Wednesday, 12 October 2016

Rosalie Woodruff MP | Greens Justice spokesperson

This morning, the Minister for Human Services, Jacquie Petrusma, told ABC Radio putting ex-prisoners onto a priority housing list is a "job done" by Housing Connect.  Right to Information documents show that none of the 109 ex-inmates and parolees that applied for housing to Housing Connect were housed.

Tuesday, 11 October 2016

Rosalie Woodruff MP | Greens Justice spokesperson

When they axed the Reintegration of Ex-Offenders Program, the Liberals promised they would improve housing and assistance for ex-inmates.  Instead, they've condemned them to extended periods of imprisonment and when they finally leave gaol, they do so without any housing support.

Tuesday, 11 October 2016

Tuesday 11 October 2016

Ms WOODRUFF question to ATTORNEY-GENERAL, Dr GOODWIN

[10.31 a.m.]

Friday, 2 September 2016

Cassy O'Connor MP | Greens Leader and Human Services spokesperson

Under the Liberal Government, the public housing waiting list has soared over the past two years. Every one of the 3,708 Tasmanians waiting for a house have a story to tell about homelessness or housing stress.

Tuesday, 5 July 2016
The Greens welcome the investment in settlement services for Safe Haven Enterprise Visa holders, who have left everything to flee conflict, deprivation or persecution.
Friday, 1 July 2016

Cassy O'Connor MP | Greens Leader and Human Services spokesperson

Thousands of Tasmanians living with a disability will be able to access the supports they need to live more independently, access training and employment and achieve their goals with the NDIS full scheme rolling out today across the State.

Once it is fully rolled out to all age groups in Tasmania over the next three years, around 10 600 Tasmanians living with disability will be accessing supports and affordable housing through the NDIS.

Tuesday, 31 May 2016

Ms O'CONNOR (Denison - Leader of the Greens) –

Madam Speaker, it gives me great pleasure to present the Tasmanian Greens' fully costed Alternative Budget for 2016-17. 

Thursday, 9 June 2016

Cassy O'Connor MP | Greens Leader and Human Services spokesperson

In Budget Estimates today, the Human Services Minister failed to provide any evidence that giving away up to 500 Housing Tasmania homes will increase the supply of affordable housing or represents a good deal for taxpayers.

The Greens have long been concerned about the Liberal Government handing over the Title to Housing Tasmania properties. These are public assets and they are effectively being given away for a song on an untested reform.

Wednesday, 1 June 2016

Rosalie Woodruff MP to move—

That the House:—

(1)           Notes the Greens’ Alternative Budget makes a real investment in preventative health that will make a serious dent in the rate of chronic diseases, smoking and obesity in Tasmania.

(2)           Understands the Greens would invest $100M over four years into preventive health, because we understand this is an investment that pays for itself over the short, medium and long-terms.

Thursday, 26 May 2016

Cassy O'Connor MP | Greens Leader and Treasury spokesperson

Built on the mirage of a very short term surplus, the Liberals' third State Budget lacks both courage and vision.  

It pays only tokenistic attention to investing in preventative health programs to keep people out of hospitals and does too little to repair the damage to public health caused by the first Abbott and Hodgman budgets.

Wednesday, 25 May 2016

Wednesday 25 May 2016

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Thursday, 5 May 2016

Thursday 5 May 2016

Ms O'CONNOR question to MINISTER for HUMAN SERVICES, Ms PETRUSMA

[10.21 a.m.]

Thursday, 5 May 2016

Thursday 5 May 2016

Ms O'CONNOR question to PREMIER, Mr HODGMAN

[10.06 a.m.]

Wednesday, 4 May 2016

Cassy O'Connor MP | Greens Leader and Treasury spokesperson

The first Turnbull Budget has left the vast majority of Tasmanians out in the cold.

It lacked heart and vision, looked after corporations and the higher income earners at the expense of people living at the margins who are reliant on Commonwealth support.

Wednesday, 4 May 2016

Wednesday 4 May 2016

Ms O'CONNOR question to PREMIER, Mr HODGMAN

[10.09 a.m.]

Tuesday, 26 April 2016

Cassy O'Connor MP | Greens Leader and Human Services spokesperson

For-profit, corporate housing developers will be able to secure Housing Tasmania homes for free or a pittance under legislation that has now passed through both Houses of Parliament.

The Homes (Amendment) Bill 2016 is the vehicle for the Hodgman Government to transfer Title on Housing Tasmania properties to private and community housing interests, with up to 500 Housing properties up for grabs in the first tranche.

Friday, 18 March 2016

[7.14 p.m.]
Ms O'CONNOR (Denison) -

One of the most fundamental human rights is access to secure and affordable housing. It is the foundation for all of life's opportunities, for all a capacity to succeed as human beings. If we do not have access to secure, affordable housing our lives are precarious. We are likely to miss out on educational training, employment and community connection opportunities.

Tuesday, 15 March 2016

Cassy O'Connor MP | Greens Leader

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Madam Speaker,

We meet on the land of an ancient and noble people, land that was taken from them with terrible violence and trickery on the part of the men who came before us.

We do well to remind ourselves often that this land – lutruwita/Tasmania – was never ceded by its original owners.

On behalf of the Tasmanian Greens MPs, I pay respect to the palawa/pakana people of Tasmania, to their treasured elders, past and present.

Thursday, 29 October 2015

Cassy O’Connor MP | Greens Leader and Human Services spokesperson

The Minister for Human Services showed a complete lack of respect for one of Tasmania's most prominent community organisations in her attempt to justify the government's public housing giveaway in Question Time this morning.

Wednesday, 14 October 2015

Cassy O’Connor MP | Greens Leader 

Despite the Premier's claims in April last year that they wouldn't sell public assets, we now know his government is considering selling the iconic Treasury building in Hobart and government buildings in St John Street, Launceston.

The planned sale of Treasury and St John Street buildings would be on top of giving away up to 500 Housing Tasmania properties and the sale of Forestry Tasmania's plantations.

Tuesday, 13 October 2015

Cassy O’Connor MP | Greens Leader and Human Services spokesperson

Minister Petrusma dodged question after question on her government's housing giveaway plan in parliament this morning.

Instead of providing Tasmanians with the evidence base for the asset giveaway and the total value of the up to 500 properties, Ms Petrusma weakly argued that she and her government were not privatising public assets.

The Tasmanians we speak to believe if it looks and smells like a public asset giveaway, that's what it is.

Sunday, 11 October 2015

Cassy O’Connor MP | Greens Leader and Human Services spokesperson

The Greens will move in Parliament this week for the Hodgman Government to put on hold its plan to give away up to $125 million worth of Housing Tasmania homes, until it can demonstrate the need for this 'trial' to the properties' owners, the Tasmanian people.

Thursday, 24 September 2015

Cassy O’Connor MP | Greens Leader and Human Services spokesperson 

For the first time in Tasmania's history a State Government is privatising Housing Tasmania homes through the transfer of Title.

Human Services Minister, Jacquie Petrusma, confirmed in Parliament today that up to 500 Housing Tasmania properties will be handed over to community housing providers.

At a reasonable estimate, the Hodgman Government is giving away $125 million worth of public housing assets.

Wednesday, 23 September 2015

Cassy O’Connor MP | Greens Leader and Human Services spokesperson 

The release of the Affordable Housing Strategy and the investment of $13.5M this year won't deal with the critical supply issues in housing, but it's a reasonable start.

There are close to 3000 Tasmanians on the waiting list for homes which has skyrocketed under this government.  Many are living in highly unstable situations and some have no place to call home.

Monday, 7 September 2015
The Liberals need to invest a sizeable portion of the projected half a billion dollars in GST windfall into the supply of social and affordable housing if we're to provide secure homes for desperate Syrian refugees as well as the almost 3000 Tasmanians currently on the housing waiting list.
Thursday, 11 June 2015

Cassy O'Connor MP | Greens Human Services spokesperson

In now tired and typical fashion, we have seen yet another Liberal Minister obfuscating question after question in Budget Estimates with Liberal backbenchers running interference by asking numerous Dorothy Dixers and raising frivolous points of order to disrupt opposition questioning.

Wednesday, 3 June 2015

[11.57 a.m.]

Ms O'CONNOR (Denison) - 

Wednesday, 3 June 2015

Notice of Motion

Tuesday, 2 June 2015

Cassy O'Connor MP on tomorrow to move

That the House:

1. Understands that Housing Tasmania’s waiting lists were at their lowest level in a decade under the previous Labor-Green Government;

2. Notes with shame that in just over a year of ‘stable majority Government’, the Minister for Human Services, Hon Jacquie Petrusma MP has presided over a massive 43.5% jump in the housing waiting list;

Monday, 1 June 2015

Nick McKim MP | Greens Treasury spokesperson

Cassy O'Connor MP | Greens Health and Human Services spokesperson 

 

Last week’s Liberal state Budget lacked compassion and courage. It offered nothing for small business in Tasmania, which is the engine room of the Tasmanian economy, and did not put one extra dollar into public housing despite waiting lists blowing out by over 40% since the Liberals came to office.

Friday, 29 May 2015
The Hodgman Liberal Government is trying to deceive disadvantaged Tasmanians into believing there’s something of substance for them in this year’s State Budget.  There isn’t.

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Homes for all Tasmanians

The Tasmanian Greens plan to increase public housing expenditure, provide first home buyers with a stamp duty exemption, regulate the short stay market, improve utilisation of unoccupied residences and invest in urban renewal.

A Secure, Affordable Place to Call Home

The Tasmanian Greens know Housing is a fundamental human right, yet more and more Tasmanians are being left out in the cold. The need for investment and reform is urgent.