Will Hodgman

Premier of Tasmania

28 December 2017

Roger Jaensch, Liberal Member for Braddon

Helping Vulnerable Tasmanians

Vulnerable Tasmanians in the North and North-West have been given a helping hand in 2018 following approval of a $167,000 grant to the Tenants’ Union of Tasmania.

The Tenants’ Union of Tasmania is a not for profit organisation offering free tenancy advice and advocacy to Tasmanians, with the ultimate aim to relieve housing-related poverty, destitution and distress.

The grant includes $57,000 specifically for legal services for tenants in the north and north-west, which is a great outcome for the people in Braddon that will make a real difference in the lives of those who need it.

Helping vulnerable Tasmanians is a top priority of the Hodgman Liberal Government, and we will continue to act to improve the lives of Tasmanians who need it most.

This grant is possible due to a surplus of funds from the Solicitors Guarantee Fund from 2016-17.  While the Fund exists to compensate clients who suffer losses due to the misbehaviour of their lawyer, if the Fund is in surplus the Attorney-General may award grants to organisations that provide legal services, undertake legal research, and/or raise community awareness of the law in Tasmania.

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