Anglicare’s 2022 Rental Affordability Snapshot for Tasmania has highlighted the depth of the rental crisis the state is facing, releasing figures showing Tasmanians on low incomes have little hope of securing a private rental.
Advocacy groups say more than $20 million in electricity charges could be saved, providing relief for Tasmanians struggling to pay high energy bills in the midst of a cost of living crisis.
TasCOSS today released its 2022 Federal Election Tasmania Package (PDF, 3.28MB), which focusses on key policies and programs to combat rising cost of living pressures and provide much needed relief to Tasmanian families.
This Federal Budget appears focused on temporary measures that put money into voters’ pockets between now and the election, rather than addressing the structural issues that create cost of living pressures on households.
See below for responses from: National Shelter Mental Health Council of Tasmania Youth Network of Tasmania National Disability Services National Shelter The 2022/23 federal budget continues to ignore the needs of low-income and vulnerable Australians and again fails to invest in social and affordable housing. We are concerned that the only focus in this budget is on measures that provide