Specialist Homelessness Services 2011-2012
This report presents the findings of the Specialist Homelessness Services Collection for 2011-12, and describes the clients of specialist homelessness agencies, the assistance they sought and were provided, and outcomes achieved for clients.This report presents the findings of the Specialist Homelessness Services Collection for 2011-12, and describes the clients of specialist homelessness agencies, the assistance they sought and were provided, and outcomes achieved for clients. This report can be downloaded here.
Shelter Tasmania 2013-2014 Budget Submission
Shelter Tasmanias 2013-2014 Submission to the State Governmetn's State Budget Process can be downloaded here.
Media Release - Tasmanian Housing Roundtable 22nd November in Hobart
National housing peak National Shelter is calling for the State and Federal Governments to commit to affordable housing solutions in Tasmania, at a roundtable to be held in Hobart on the 22 November 2012.
The roundtable, convening to discuss the future of the National Affordable Housing Agreement (NAHA), aims to hear the different perspectives of government and non-government experts. Read full media release here.
National Affordable Housing Agreement (NAHA) Roundtable Discussion Paper - Towards an Improved National Affordable Housing Agreement 2012
The Background Paper for the Hobart NAHA Roundtable, held on 22nd November 2012 can be downloaded here.
Housing Connect Newsletter - November 2012
The Housing Connect Newsletter is a newsletter released by Housing Tasmania about the implementation process of Housing Connect. Housing Connect is the name for the new social housing and homelessness service system that is being implemented in June 2013 as recommended by the Supported Accommodation Assistance Review (SAAR). Download newsletter here.
National Shelter: Australian Council Of Social Services (ACOSS) Report proves we need more Affordable Housing - Media Release 13 August 2012
National Shelter is concerned at the latest Australian Council of Social Services Community Sector Survey Report findings, and calls for more investment in affordable housing. Download Media Release here.
Anglicare Australia Rental Affordability Snapshot 2012: Including Tasmania
This annual project surveyed the affordability or rental properties for people living on a low income in Australia . In Tasmania information was collected on 2633 properties advertised from rent across the State the results of the survey have painted a grim picture of Tasmanian private rental market, with only a small percentage of renal properties affordable for people on Centreline payments.
Rental Affordability Snapshot 2012 ( For Tas results see p46-48).
The Tasmanian Homelessness Plan – “Coming in from the Cold” Mid-term Report
This mid-term report provides an update on progress of the implementation of actions in the Tasmanian Homelessness Plan 2010 – 2013: Coming in from the cold. Coming in from the cold outlines guiding objectives and actions to be implemented over three years to prevent and reduce homelessness in Tasmania. Download report here.
Shelter Tasmania's Response to the Final Report and Consultation Paper December 2011 on the Residential Tenancy Act (RTA)
Shelter Tas welcomes the review of the Tasmanian RTA 1997 and is pleased to present this response to its Final Report and consultation Paper. Download Report here.
National Regulatory System Public Consultation Report (NRSCH)
This report includes the written submissions sent through to the Advisory Committee and all the public consultations that occurred nationally between November and January. Shelter Tas provided a written submission for consideration. Download Report here and the NRSCH Stakeholder letter here.
From the consultations there was strong in principle support for the NRSCH over the status quo. However some key risks and concerns have been acknowledged and will be addressed as part of the final drafting of the National Law. Regular updates on the National Regulatory System will be placed on the NRSCH website at http://www.nrsch.gov.au. If you have any questions please contact HousingHational.RegulatorySystem@facs.nsw.gov.au
Homelessness Australia's Evidence Based Policy Paper: Mental Health and Homelessness
Homelessness Australia canvassed the views of councils, members as well as mental health service providers and mental health carers and consumers networks over a period of three months with a view to exploring the links between deinstitutionalisation, mental illness, psychological distress, impaired psycho-social functioning and homelessness. Download Paper here and summary paper here.
Common Ground FAQ Sheet
Common Ground Tasmania will provide independent living accommodation for working, low wage earners seeking affordable rental housing and people who have experienced chronic homelessness and require support to sustain their housing. For answers to frequently asked questions click here to download Information sheet.
MEDIA RELEASE – More Housing Choice for Tenants – Minister for Human Services, Cassy O’Connor MP – 1 February 2012
State Government announced under the reforms to social housing, Tasmanian public housing tenants will soon be able to choose who provides tenancy management. Click here for further information.
Equal Pay Case Decision - Significant increases for community sector workers
On Wednesday 1st Feb 2012 the Equal pay decision was handed down by Fair Work Australia view decision document here. The Decisions approves wage increases of between 19% - 41% depending on Classification level, see chart here. The decision also included an 8 year implementation period.
REPORTS – National Quality Framework Stage 2 Report
FaHCSIA has released the latest report on a framework for the provision of services to people who are homeless or at risk. This report is the second stage of a consultative process gaining feedback on the Options paper and involved discussions with people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness, agencies that provide services to these people and policy makers. View report here.
AIHW Report - Child protection Australia 2010-11
This report contains comprehensive information on state and territory child protection and support services, and the characteristics of Australian children within the child protection system. Key findings include: Since 2009-10, the number of children subject to a notification decreased by 13% from 187,314 to 163,767; Since 2006-07, the number of children subject to a substantiation of a notification has decreased by 7% from 34,028 to 31,527 (6.9 to 6.1 per 1,000 children); The number of children in out-of-home care has increased by 5% from 35,895 in 2010 to 37,648 in 2011.
AIHW catalogue number (CWS 41) and is available from CanPrint for $32 phone: 1300 889 873.
Click on the link to view the media release and report.