In Limbo

Lindsey Fidler 2018, Audiovisual, Blog, Child Protection, Housing

When I arrived at SARC nearly three years ago, I was handed the Rental Affordability Snapshot to do, with a wry smile and sympathetic look from the rest of the team. Two clear messages emerged from this work: Tasmania is losing rental stock; and Affordability in the private rental sector ...

Breaking the cycle

Teresa Hinton 2018, Audiovisual, Blog, Child Protection

Breaking the Cycle is about the recurrent removal of children from their birth parents. By ‘recurrent’ or repeat removal, we’re talking about cases where removal of a child or children by Child Safety is followed by another pregnancy, further court proceedings and removal of the new baby. For some parents ...

Youth Homelessness Matters Day 2018

Michelle Wisbey 2018, Child Protection, Homelessness, Housing, Opinion Pieces and Public Commentary, Uncategorized

Unsettling truth of Tasmanian child homelessness By SARC researcher Catherine Robinson Read the original article in The Mercury Youth Homelessness Matters Day, which is being acknowledged nationally this week, is an important recognition of the fact that homelessness is experienced by young people, as well as adults. What isn’t well understood ...

Making changes for our children

Michelle Wisbey 2018, Child Protection, News and Media, Young People

Last week, re-elected Premier Will Hodgman announced his second-term cabinet, with one of the biggest changes being the appointment of former backbencher Roger Jaensch to Human Services Minister. This challenging position will see Mr Jaensch take a leading role in the wellbeing of Tasmania’s vulnerable children. With the number of ...

SARC’s 2018 Tasmanian state election Policy Position papers

Michelle Wisbey 2017, Child Protection, Cost of Living, Gambling, Homelessness, News and Media, Uncategorized, Young People

In March, Tasmanians will head to the polls. Ahead of this state election, SARC has been campaigning hard for three key areas of change: supporting our children and young people, removing poker machines from our communities, and affordable and appropriate housing for all. Below, you can read our Policy Position ...