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What wiping Tasmania's historic housing debt would mean for the state

Emily Jarvie
By Emily Jarvie
Updated June 21 2019 - 7:21am, first published 6:40am
Tasmania has been effectively hamstrung by a debt to the Commonwealth for public housing, limiting the amount of public houses that can be built.

On Thursday, federal Housing Minister Michael Sukkar visited Tasmania and left having promised he would consider wiping Tasmania's historic housing debt.

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Emily Jarvie

Emily Jarvie

Journalist

Emily Jarvie is a political journalist at The Advocate and The Examiner newspapers based in Hobart, Tasmania. Contact: emily.jarvie@austcommunitymedia.com.au

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