Tasmanian House of Assembly Inquiry into Housing Affordability (prepared in partnership with the Mental Health Council of Tasmania)
While important initiatives underway are intended to address some elements of the current housing affordability challenges, the cost of housing continues to be unaffordable for many Tasmanians.
Measuring and understanding the human experience of economic growth in Tasmania, not just the rate of growth is critical. Our measure of economic success should be growth that includes and benefits all Tasmanians. As we consistently measure up well in the national rankings economically, now is the time to turn our focus to how we ensure the growth is sustainable beyond the traditional cycles we have previously seen and that we can all benefit. Access to affordable housing is the number one measure of the human experience of economic growth in Tasmania, and it is a measure on which we are currently failing.