There will come a time where the measures implemented to support people during the pandemic begin to wind back.
However, measures removed can face criticism because they support gaps in society that existed long before coronavirus brought the world to a halt.
The supplements for JobSeeker were much needed.
But the issue of adequate financial support to cover the cost of living for the unemployed was much criticised well before COVID-19 entered our vocabulary.
To top it off, the impact of COVID had many people facing unemployment for the first time in their lives.
The same can be said for the housing situation in Tasmania.
Again, the moratorium was welcomed in the time of uncertainty, isolation and lockdowns.
But the problems associated with housing existed long before the global pandemic.
Affordable rentals have been hard to come by. Airbnbs have disrupted both the rental and sale market, housing prices have increased due to limited stock alongside aggressive and cashed-up mainland buyers, and the social housing waiting list remains a long wait for support.
Hardly a supportive system.
In fact, it needs a full restoration.
The housing solution is not as simple as extending the moratorium.
There has to come a point where the market can return to normal. While the support for tenants is necessary, landlords must also have financial assurances.
For many landlords, an investment property is part of their long-term self-funded retirement plan.
A vision that should be supported and encouraged as it benefits national budget long-term.
While the moratorium should end, steps need to be taken to improve the housing situation in Tasmania.
While COVID has impacted life, it shouldn't have impacted improving what has been described as a crisis.
Now is the time for meaningful and lasting reform.