Snapshot highlights rent struggle – The Examiner, April 2016

Meg Webb Housing, Uncategorized

View original article on The Examiner website by ADAM LANGENBERG21 Apr 2016, 7:45 p.m. WELFARE groups say Anglicare’s latest Housing Affordability Snapshot highlights the crisis low-income renters face in trying to find affordable private rental properties. The snapshot showed 424 of the 1588 properties advertised on the first weekend in …

Anglicare Tasmania hosts screening on pokies addiction – The Examiner, April 2016

Meg Webb Gambling, Uncategorized

Read original article on The Examiner website | Take action! Visit www.pokiescauseharm.org.au Toli Papadopoulos 11 Apr 2016, 4:30 p.m. Anglicare Tasmania is hosting free screenings in Tasmania of a documentary which reveals the science behind pokies addiction. Anglicare Tasmania’s Social Action and Research Centre manager Meg Webb said the documentary will shed light on …

Housing affordability

Michelle Wisbey Uncategorized

A home is more than just a roof over your head.   If you can’t afford to buy a house and you struggle to compete for a rental property, what happens next? Tasmania is in the midst of a housing affordability crisis, but it’s not just about putting a roof over ...

Free communities of poker machines

Michelle Wisbey Uncategorized

Poker machines are designed to addict and rigged to win. They cost too many Tasmanians their health, relationships, job or home. One in three Tasmanians knows someone seriously harmed by gambling on poker machines. Four out of five Tasmanians want poker machines reduced in number or totally removed from pubs ...

Children and young people

Michelle Wisbey Uncategorized

 Protecting our youngest citizens.  There are many people in our society who, through no fault of their own, have been left voiceless. When this occurs, it is all too often the youngest people in our communities who suffer. As of June this year, there are 1203 children in out-of-home care ...

Budget missed opportunity to invest in people – The Mercury, June 2016

ccnwe Cost of Living, Opinion Pieces and Public Commentary, State Budget, Uncategorized

View original article on Mercury website MEG WEBB, Mercury June 4, 2015 12:00am LAST week’s State Budget is a missed opportunity. The Hodgman Government had a chance to invest in long-term, evidence-based solutions to the widely acknowledged priority issues – housing, health, education and employment. Long-term investment and thinking would …