Report

Treasured lives - phase two: the policy and service environment

One group of older Australians vulnerable to not being able to age well at home with independence and dignity are those living with hoarding and/or challenges maintaining a healthy home. This report focuses on the experiences and needs of Tasmanian service providers and statutory agencies...
Report

Exiting prison with complex support needs: the role of housing assistance

This research examines policies and programs relevant to the housing pathways of ex-prisoners with complex support needs in New South Wales, Victoria and Tasmania, including what benefits result from current housing assistance settings.
Report

Treasured lives - phase one: families and carers

This report outlines research on enabling older Tasmanians who have challenges related to hoarding and maintaining a healthy home to age well at home.
Policy report

Reviewing implementation of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Child Placement Principle: Tasmania 2020

This report reviews the progress of the Tasmanian Government in implementing the full intent of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Child Placement Principle (ATSICPP).
Discussion paper

Good government in Tasmania

Compared to other Australian states, Tasmania has weaker political donation laws, less government transparency and limited public accountability. This report recommends that the Tasmanian government undertake significant, rather than piecemeal, reform in 2021, to ensure the people of Tasmania have confidence in their democracy and...
Discussion paper

Sexual orientation and gender identity conversion practices: issues paper

The Tasmania Law Reform Institute is seeking public feedback on possible reforms to Tasmanian law to respond to sexual orientation and gender identity (SOGI) conversion practices. This issues paper forms the basis for consultation.
Report

The choices we make: the economic future of Tasmania

This report analyses the economic effects of COVID-19 on Tasmania, and suggests how Tasmania can rebuild its way out of the COVID-19 crisis. It also makes some key recommendations to help Tasmania avoid the mistakes made at the federal level.
Report

Prisoner Mental Health Care Taskforce: final report

This report represents the culmination of six months’ work by the Prisoner Mental Health Care Taskforce. It outlines the Taskforce’s observations and findings on the delivery of mental health care to prisoners and detainees in Tasmania.
Discussion paper

Towards a sustainable marine management regime: an update on Tasmanian progress

Tasmania’s coastal waters have high biodiversity and endemism, but are in a state of decline and increasing pressure from climate change, fishing and aquaculture operations, agricultural run-off, urban development and population growth. This paper argues that an integrated approach to managing Tasmania’s coastal waters is...
Report

Reforming Tasmania’s state tax system: some options

This report explores tax reform possibilities for Tasmania, as it emerges from the COVID-19 pandemic and recession.
Media release

Unprecedented new social and economic support package released

The Social and Economic Support Package we have announced today is unprecedented in the history our state in both size, and breadth. Initiative: Social and Economic Support Packages Initiative: Freeze payment of the Community Fire levy next financial year Initiative: Increase pool of available houses...
Media release

Two year blitz to generate $3.1 billion in construction value

The Tasmanian Liberal Government is set to reboot the economy with a record construction blitz over two years, underpinning around 15,000 jobs. Initiative: Extending the successful $20,000 First Home Owners Grant initiative to all Owner Occupier build applications Initiative: Improving the HomeShare program to revise...
Media release

Assisting Tasmanian renters during COVID-19

The establishment of the COVID-19 Rent Relief Fund will ensure targeted support of up to $2000 or four weeks rent is available for tenants suffering from extreme hardship. Initiative: Rent Relief Fund
Media release

Energy consumers protected

We are already acting to support energy consumers with our $985 million stimulus package that caps energy prices for 12 months and will waive the first quarterly bill after April 1 2020 for small business customers and community service organisations. Initiative: No disconnections
Media release

Ministerial statement COVID-19 response measures

Work the Government is undertaking to both contain and respond to the impact of the novel coronavirus pandemic - COVID-19 - on the Tasmanian community. Initiative: One-off emergency relief payments of $250 for individuals and up to $1000 for families - available to casual workers...
Media release

Rent increase freeze in place for residential tenants during COVID-19 crisis

The Tasmanian Government is committed to keeping Tasmanians safe and secure through the challenges faced by the COVID-19 pandemic. Initiative: Notice imposing a clear ban on residential rent increases during the COVID-19 crisis
Media release

Support for temporary visa holders

The Tasmanian Government's number one priority is to keep Tasmanians safe from coronavirus and we will also not turn our back on temporary visa holders in our State. Initiative: Support for Temporary Visa Holders
Media release

Measures to assist renters during COVID-19 pandemic

The Residential Tenancy Act 1997 will be amended for an ‘emergency period' of an initial 120 days to put in place a moratorium on the eviction of tenants for failing to be able to pay their rent. Initiative: Eviction moratorium
Media release

Housing and homelessness support package

Today, we announced nearly $4.3 million for additional housing and homelessness support to complement the measures previously announced and provide more help for those doing it tough. Initiative: Expand the current Safe Night Space pilot, which has provided a safe overnight refuge for people sleeping...
Report

Rebalancing the scales

This report documents the experiences of Tasmanian parents and the lawyers who represent them, and legal processes associated with the child safety system. The research examines parents' ability to access legal advice, their participation in decision-making processes and to what extent these processes implement the...