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Select Committee on Housing Affordability
Type of vote: Motion (Amendment)
Moved by: Greens
Wednesday, 1 May 2019
Amendments proposed (Dr Woodruff)
In Clause (1)
In paragraph (h), by inserting “and market developments” after “growth”.
Following paragraph (i), by inserting the following new paragraph:
( ) changes to Tasmania’s residential tenancy laws that could improve housing affordability, security and living standards in Tasmania;
In paragraph (j), by leaving out “Australian states” and inserting instead “jurisdictions”.
(1) A Select Committee be appointed, with power to send for persons and papers and records, to inquire into and report upon housing affordability in Tasmania with particular reference to:—
(a) the experiences of Tasmanians in housing stress or homelessness;
(b) the management of social housing and delivery of new stock by Housing Tasmania and community housing providers;
(c) the impact of a lack of affordable housing on the broader economic and social wellbeing of the Tasmanian community;
(d) the impact of a lack of affordable housing on the implementation and outcomes of other State Government programs;
(e) the effectiveness and limitations of current State and Federal Government strategies and services to alleviate the impact of poor housing affordability in the Tasmanian community;
(f) the impact of historic housing debt on the management and delivery of social housing;
(g) strategies to address the $73 million maintenance liability of Housing Tasmania and community housing providers;
(h) the impact of population growth on housing supply;
(i) the relationship between housing, health and education;
(j) successful strategies in other Australian states that could be effective in improving affordability in Tasmania; and
(k) any other matters incidental thereto.
(2) The Committee shall consist of five Members, being two from the Government nominated by the Leader of the House, two from the Opposition nominated by the Leader of the Opposition and one from the Tasmanian Greens nominated by the Leader of the Greens.
(3) The Committee report by 15 October 2019.