Tasmanian government launches housing affordability campaign

The government has been accused of investing $45,000 into media spin to sell its affordable housing plans.

Housing Minister Roger Jaensch said the new awareness campaign was one of nine solutions arrived at after the recent summit on the state’s affordable housing crisis.

He said the campaign was designed to inform and connect needy people with appropriate options and inform landlords and developers of incentives they could receive for playing a part in resolving ongoing affordability issues.

Labor’s housing spokesman Josh Willie said Monday’s announcement was nothing more than political spin.

“This announcement is an insult to Tasmanians caught in the housing crisis,” Mr Willie said.

He said if the government wanted to genuinely resolve the housing crisis it would support a parliamentary inquiry into public housing, tenancy issues, and private housing affordability.

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