We are seeing firsthand in Tasmania how hard it currently is to find safe and stable accommodation and if we don't act soon to provide short and long-term solutions, the problem will only continue to escalate.
Which is why today at the National Press Club in Canberra, in front of politicians, journalists and broadcast across Australia, we're officially launching Everybody's Home, the campaign calling on our leaders to fix the broken system.
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Did you hear the howls of the wind and rain at your house last night? Imagine if you were forced to wait out that storm in a tent because you had nowhere else to go.
We need to act now, we need to make sure that every single Tasmanian has a safe place to call home.
We need to urgently increase investment into affordable housing, set a target for the percentage of affordable housing for all new developments and redevelopments, policies that encourage short-term accommodation properties to be freed up, and urgent increases in investment in homelessness services.
"Housing is a human right. So how can we ensure every Australian has access to safe, comfortable housing in their twilight years?"
This week, homelessness and housing were in the spotlight. In Hobart, we had the emergency housing summit, the ABS released its latest homelessness census data, and media continued to report cases of people forced to live in tents at the Hobart Showgrounds.
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A generation of people have been priced out of home ownership. There's a shortage of affordable rentals. And more and more people are being pushed into homelessness. Join #everybodyshome and call for action now https://t.co/kn3QF8N6kZ