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Housing Affordability (Rent Capping)
Type of vote: Motion (Final Motion) - final vote
Wednesday, 7 August 2019
That the House:—
(1) Agrees that:—
(a) housing is a fundamental human right, and is foundational for participation in society;
(b) affordable rent prices are essential for equal participation in society and social mobility;
(c) Hobart is now the least affordable capital city in Australia;
(d) sharp increases in rents as a result of the housing supply squeeze and increase in short stay accommodation listings have forced many Tasmanians out of their homes, communities, and into homelessness; and
(e) the current trend of rent price increases is unsustainable and unjustifiable.
(2) Amends the terms of reference of the Select Committee on Housing Affordability by inserting the following after paragraph (k):—
"(ka) regulation of rent price increases, with particular reference to the A.C.T. model".