Ageing on the Edge - National Action Project Kicking off in Tasmania

Exciting new partnerships are developing for the Project in Tasmania. This week Jeff Fiedler visited Hobart to begin networking and developing links with key housing and older persons organisations.

During the trip Jeff attended an event on May 2 called The Big Squeeze organised by Anglicare. The event highlighted information from their recent national Rental Affordability Snapshot.

Jeff met with Aged Care Services Australia Vic/Tas Branch, Council on the Ageing (COTA) Tas, Shelter Tasmania and a meeting was also held with four housing researchers at the University of Tasmania (UTAS) who are also keen on collaborating. One of the UTAS representatives, Gina Zappia, is conducting her PhD research on older women in the private rental market. The outcome of the visit was interest from many of the organisations to stay linked with the Project and support the Tasmanian research phase which is scheduled to begin in 2018.

"Housing Forum Urges Tax Cure", Mercury, May 3rd 2017

Housing Forum, Hobart Mercury 3rd May Page 6