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The collateral consequences of child removalNew research from Teresa Hinton and Lindsey Fidler

These reports explore the collateral consequences of child removal for Tasmanian families and how policies, programs and practice do and should address them.

Breaking the Cycle examines the complexities of assessing and supporting parenting capacity in the context of parental trauma, specifically through the experiences of parents who have had repeat child removals.

In Limbo looks at the complexities of assessing and supporting parenting capacity in the context of poverty and homelessness, specifically through the income and housing challenges faced by families post child removal.

This research provides an evidence base and recommendations to consider in the development of a public policy approach that better meets the immediate and long-term needs of children and families in the Child Safety System.

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Paying the Price of Welfare Reform: the experiences of Anglicare staff and clients in interacting with CentrelinkA new research report by Teresa HInton

This research examines the experience of accessing and interacting with Centrelink for both clients and staff of Anglicare community service organisations in three different jurisdictions – Southern Queensland, Tasmania and Western Australia. Through a survey and face-to-face interviews, the research explores how their interactions with Centrelink affect their lives and what improvements they would like to see. The key findings of the research explore difficulties in accessing Centrelink, falling through the safety net, and quantifying Anglicare support. The research concludes that although welfare reform may be leading to cost savings for the government, substantial costs are being shifted to vulnerable customers and the community services that support them.

Rental Affordability Snapshot Tasmania 2018new research by Michelle Wisbey

The Rental Affordability Snapshot is an annual look at the extent to which residential properties in Tasmania are affordable and appropriate for people living on low incomes. On one weekend in March 2018, SARC collected information on all the properties advertised as available for rent across the state and worked out whether people on government income support payments and people on the minimum wage could afford to find suitable accommodation for themselves and their families without putting themselves in rental stress. We found that people on Youth Allowance, Newstart Allowance or single parents on Parenting Payments were completely locked out of the private rental market, and even households earning a minimum wage had only a small pool of rental homes that could be considered affordable.

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Breaking the Cycle: Supporting Tasmanian parents to prevent recurrent child removals

This report documents the prevalence and experiences of Tasmanian parents who have children repeatedly removed by Child Safety Services, with removal of a child followed by a subsequent pregnancy, further court proceedings and another removal at or shortly after birth or during infancy. This tragic cycle can be repeated a number …

In Limbo: Exploring income and housing barriers for reunifying Tasmanian families

In the course of SARC’s consultations on housing issues for vulnerable Tasmanians, Anglicare Tasmania community support workers highlighted regularly seeing parents who have had their children removed by Child Safety Services and are working towards family reunification. With their limited income and in a competitive Tasmanian housing market, parents were …

Paying the Price of Welfare Reform: the experiences of Anglicare staff and clients in interacting with Centrelink

This research examines the experience of accessing and interacting with Centrelink for both clients and staff of Anglicare community service organisations in three different jurisdictions – Southern Queensland, Tasmania and Western Australia. Through a survey and face-to-face interviews, the research explores how their interactions with Centrelink affect their lives and …

Rental Affordability Snapshot Tasmania 2018

The Rental Affordability Snapshot is an annual look at the extent to which residential properties in Tasmania are affordable and appropriate for people living on low incomes. On one weekend in March 2018, SARC collected information on all the properties advertised as available for rent across the state and worked out whether people on …



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Submission to Tasmanian State Budget Community Consultation 2018-19

Anglicare encourages the State Government to invest in resources, systems and services that will enable Tasmanians to participate fully in shaping their own future. We believe that State Government can make sound investments in the Tasmanian people and strong Tasmanian communities by prioritising: affordable housing that provides a secure and …

Supplementary Submission to the Joint Select Committee on Future Gaming Markets

This supplementary submission provides further evidence that supports Anglicare’s call for the removal of poker machines from hotels and clubs. The Committee requested further information on this issue as a result of Anglicare’s description of what effective harm minimisation might look like for poker machines. We also include a breakdown of Anglicare …

Submission to the First Review of the ‘Responsible Gambling Code of Practice for Tasmania’ Options Paper

Anglicare believes the most effective way to limit the harm caused from gambling in Tasmania is to remove poker machines from all hotels and clubs across the State. We realise that this review is restricted to reviewing the ten focus areas that are covered by the existing Code. We note, …

Submission to Productivity Commission on NDIS Costs

The NDIS policy framework and implementation systems are still developing. This is a crucial time to pause and consider how the scheme is being governed, resourced and implemented to avoid the impact of current problems multiplying as the scheme rolls out. With this in mind, Anglicare Tasmania welcomes the opportunity …