The COVID-19 pandemic has caused massive disruption to the people of Tasmania.
People have lost their jobs, and are struggling to pay their bills.
The Tasmanian Greens last month ensured that no one would face eviction during this crisis. It was a huge win, but we need to go further.
We need to stop any rent rises during this pandemic.
Other jurisdictions, including Victoria have taken this step to ensure that renters aren’t put under greater strain.
With Tasmania’s rents already being among the most unaffordable in the country, stopping increases will stop further harm from being done.