Shelter Tasmania welcomes the opportunity to respond to the Healthy Tasmania Five Year Strategic Plan Community Consultation Draft. Our feedback on this Consultation Draft reflects the concerns and experiences of our member organisations.
Homelessness, housing affordability and housing quality are critical considerations for achieving the goal of making Tasmania the healthiest population in Australia by 2025. The Consultation Draft notes the importance of housing for preventive health (p 19). Shelter Tas calls for housing to be included with health in all policies.