Surely it's time to end the procrastination about waiving Tasmania's Commonwealth housing debt?
Two months have passed since the concept of ridding the state of its $157 million social housing debt was again raised by Tasmanian Minister Roger Jaensch.
And Scott Morrison's government has been fence-sitting ever since.
Both Federal Treasurer Josh Frydenberg and Housing Minister Michael Sukkar have had "positive" conversations with Premier Will Hodgman and Bass Liberal MHR Bridget Archer continues to say it is only one issue among a series of complex problems.
When facing multi-faceted plans and challenges the smart operating technique is to choose some easy wins and some more difficult goals.
Removing the debt should be low-hanging fruit - an easy win.
The removal of the debt is an easily solved issue given both levels of government have agreed via a handshake and then all parties should move on to the next issue with haste.
Has the Prime Minister and Treasurer forgotten that their $158 billion income tax cut plan was passed on the back of a demand for the debt to be scrapped for senator Jacqui Lambie, who incidentally has also gone to ground on the issue?
Was it an empty deal - or should we say handshake?
For every $30 million in federal funding, Tasmania receives for housing each year, $15 million is given back to repay the 1956-89 debt.
So much more could be done to help resolve Tasmania's crisis with that $15 million annually and the precedent is there to scrap it.
New housing could be built and rundown, mould infested properties could be fixed.
It's just one slice of a problematic pie that could help alleviate a growing headache for the Hodgman Government.
Mr Sukkar took part in the City of Hobart's homelessness forum in June and a Select Committee hearing got underway in Hobart yesterday.
The time for talk is over, let's see some genuine action.