How do we break the cycle for our politicians? How do we empower them to celebrate big funding decisions into universal and preventive services with the same level of celebration as the big infrastructure spends or acute health bed increases?
“We want to see a government brave enough to invest outside of its election cycle.”
So when we ask the question “why wouldn’t we” – the only “why” is politics.
This debt alone means we are underinvesting in social housing by $15Million each year.
The most disappointing element of last night’s Federal Budget is its disregard for the “do no harm” principle.
Next Tuesday’s Federal Budget will be a fascinating one.
Every day in Tasmania, the Housing Connect partners, Anglicare, Colony 47, Hobart City Mission, the Salvation Army and CatholicCare are on the ground working with people who are severely disadvantaged including people who are currently experiencing housing stress.
We will ensure Tasmania does not make knee jerk reactions that may result in short term solutions and further disadvantage people in the longer term.
If problems remain today, they are problems that are squarely the responsibility of our new government. Still referencing the performance of the previous Labor government will simply be frittering away time and opportunity.
We want to help you build a community with strong employment opportunities, to do that we need your input because local people know the south east region best.