Liberals hiding housing report card

Tasmanian Labor
  • More than 3,300 Tasmanian families on the housing waiting list
    • Massive rental stress, with affordability the worst in the nation
    • Why is overdue housing data being kept hidden?

    The Hodgman Minority Government is intent on keeping key housing data from Tasmanians, almost three weeks after the Human Services dashboard was due.

    Shadow Minister for Housing Alison Standen the dashboard, forecast to contain data to September 2019, must be pretty bad if Roger Jaensch is keeping under wraps.

    “The first part of fixing a problem is admitting you have one,” Ms Standen said.

    “Since the Liberals were elected public housing waiting lists have increased by more than 50 per cent, wait times for priority applicants have increased from 21 to 67 weeks, and rental affordability is the worst in the country.

    “On any given night, 1,600 Tasmanians are homeless and many other families are couch surfing, relying on their friends and families or living in sheds, cars or tents.

    “In June last year, more than 3,300 families were on the waiting list. Are Will Hodgman and Roger Jaensch hiding the update because even more families are stuck on their waiting list?

    “Will Hodgman and Roger Jaensch need to get back to work and come clean with Tasmanians on just how bad the problem has got thanks to their failures and underinvestment.”

    Alison Standen

    Shadow Minister for Housing

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