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Deadline passes for Tassie housing deal



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THE HON JASON CLARE MP

SHADOW MINISTER FOR HOUSING AND HOMELESSNESS SHADOW MINISTER FOR REGIONAL SERVICES, TERRITORIES AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT MEMBER FOR BLAXLAND

THE HON JULIE COLLINS MP SHADOW MINISTER FOR AGEING AND SENIORS SHADOW MINISTER FOR WOMEN MEMBER FOR FRANKLIN

SENATOR CAROL BROWN

SHADOW ASSISTANT MINISTER FOR INFRASTRUCTURE AND REGIONAL TOURISM SHADOW ASSISTANT MINISTER FOR TASMANIA SENATOR FOR TASMANIA

SENATOR HELEN POLLEY SENATOR FOR TASMANIA

DEADLINE PASSES FOR TASSIE HOUSING DEAL

Eight weeks ago Finance Minister Mathias Cormann told the Senate that the Government would do something to fix the housing crisis in Tasmania in six to eight weeks:

“… we have agreed over the next six to eight weeks, or thereabouts, that we’ll work this issue through...” Senator Cormann - Hansard - 4 July 2019

That deadline came and went yesterday and still nothing has been announced to fix the housing crisis in Tasmania.

In July the Government did a deal to fix Tasmania’s housing crisis - if its tax legislation passed.

It’s now time to honour the deal.

Tasmania has a real housing crisis.

Homelessness is up and there has been a 20 per cent increase in the number of people accessing help from homelessness and crisis housing services.

The Government did a deal to fix this. They promised they would do something by now.

They haven’t. It’s time to honour this deal.

FRIDAY, 30 AUGUST 2019

MEDIA CONTACTS: Monika Tanaka (Clare): 02 9790 2466 Liam Carswell (Collins): 0438 469 119 Craig Wellington (Brown): 0404 666 995 Elliot Bell (Polley): 0427 916 491

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