Shadow Human Services Minister Rebecca White has cautiously welcomed the Liberals’ indication that rises in rent setting and water charges for Housing Tasmania tenants are not on the agenda.
“Labor asked questions of Human Services Minister Jacquie Petrusma about rent setting and potential water charges for Housing Tasmania tenants today,” Ms White said.
“Despite the Minister’s ill-prepared response we can only assume from Ms Petrusma’s contribution that no changes are planned.
“Housing Tasmania tenants do not need further blows to their already modest finances after the devastating Abbott Budget.
“We will be keeping a keen eye on Will Hodgman’s delayed State Budget to ensure Ms Petrusma is true to her word on these commitments.”