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Rent Caps

Liberals Must Enact Rent Controls to Protect Tenants

Media Release - The latest CoreLogic data confirms what too many renters know - Hobart has become unaffordable for many.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 6 Mar 2020

NRAS Rent Hikes a Result of Poor Government Planning

Media Release - The end of the National Rental Affordability Scheme (NRAS) has not been planned for by the Liberals in government, and it’s those who can least afford to pay higher rents who will pay the price.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 17 Feb 2020

Housing Inquiry Report Confirms Need for Major Reform

Media Release - A substantial increase in funding for social housing, rent reform and curbs on short stay accomodation are essential to tackling Tasmania’s deepening housing crisis.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 14 Feb 2020

Rent Capping

Parliamentary Activity - We all know, the evidence is there right in front of us, that Hobart is now the least affordable capital city in Australia. This is coupled with the fact that, broadly, Tasmania is the poorest state in the Commonwealth.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 7 Aug 2019

Greens Push for Parliament to Tackle Rent Gouging Succeeds

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

Cassy O'Connor MP - 7 Aug 2019

Rent Increases - Regulation

Parliamentary Activity - The Tenants' Union of Tasmania makes it clear that as a result of the housing crisis some landlords are gouging tenants, which is driving up homelessness rates.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 6 Aug 2019

Labor Motion - Select Committee into Housing Affordability

Parliamentary Activity - 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...

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 1 May 2019