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We anticipate the Affordable Housing Action Plan 2019 – 2023 to be released this month. With 10% of Tasmanian households experiencing housing stress, and unacceptable numbers of homeless Tasmanians, we reiterate our call for significant investment to improve the lives of many.
In particular:
• Increased investment to affordable housing through the State’s increased stamp duty and the Housing Fund.
• Transferring the housing debt to Finance General so the entire Commonwealth housing funding is addressing the need in public and social housing.
• Addressing issues for specific vulnerable groups, such as care and accommodation services for unaccompanied children and families whose children are at risk of removal.
See these and more recommendations on pp.19-20 of our Budget Priority statement: bit.ly/2Y1oQCQ
Images from specialist homelessness services annual report 2017–18 interactive data: bit.ly/2FfK3QO
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Pokies policy out of touch with Tasmanians’ wishes

Talking Point: Pokies policy out of touch with Tasmanians’ wishes MEG WEBB, Mercury January 16, 2019 12:09am Subscriber only LINK WHEN government policy diverges significantly from community views, we are rightly prompted to ask why. It happened last week with the release of yet another poll showing Tasmanians want fewer …

Another poll confirms majority want pokies out of pubs

Future Tassie survey: Readers want fewer or no poker machines in Tasmania EMILY BAKER, State Political Reporter, Mercury January 7, 2019 10:35pm LINK (Subscriber only) THE Tasmanian Government has been urged to pull poker machines out of pubs and clubs after a majority of people surveyed said they wanted fewer or ...

2018 Round up Newsletter

In 2018, SARC has continued to be effective with our research-led advocacy on key social issues in Tasmania. Click HERE or image to read our round-up of SARC activity and progress in 2018.