Government fails to deliver on housing, again

Tasmanian Labor
  • Quarterly Housing Report two months overdue
  • Previous Report highlighted ongoing failures
  • Government continues to ignore recommendations
  • The government’s disastrous track record on housing has continued, this time by failing to deliver its latest Quarterly Housing Report.

    Shadow Minister for Housing, Alison Standen, said it was unsurprising the Report was overdue given the government’s history of inaction when it comes to housing.

    “The government has continually failed to adequately plan, forecast, resource and act upon the range of issues impacting on Tasmania’s housing crisis,” Ms Standen said.

    “The previous Quarterly Housing Report marked the half-way point of the Affordable Housing Strategy and revealed key areas of housing assistance were actually falling short of progress against overall targets.

    “On top of that, the government has still yet to address the Select Committee on Housing Affordability’s recommendations relating to the Affordable Housing Strategy and Affordable Housing Action Plan 2019-2023. This includes a number of recommendations to set a long-term strategy, revise targets and improve reporting and transparency.

    “The government has also failed to deliver on its promise to release full details of housing outcomes that will be achieved as a result of the housing debt waiver.

    “It unfortunately comes as no surprise that the government’s latest Quarterly Housing Report is two months overdue given this government’s embarrassing inability to deliver against its own housing and homelessness targets.

    “How can the government build its way out of this crisis when it has demonstrated a complete inability to build anything?

    “The housing and homelessness crisis in Tasmania has become one of the Liberal Government’s most shameful legacies and it’s time they acted to fix it.”

    Alison Standen MP

    Shadow Housing Minister

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