Cannot create application from template

Following the Creating a New Application guide in the documentation, the following two commands are failing for me:

» sbt new playframework/play-scala-seed.g8
[info] Set current project to myproject (in build file:.../myproject/)
[info] Set current project to myproject (in build file:.../myproject/)
[warn]  ::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::
[warn]  ::          UNRESOLVED DEPENDENCIES         ::
[warn]  ::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::
[warn]  :: commons-io#commons-io;2.6: org.apache#apache;18!apache.pom(pom.original) origin location must be absolute: file:$HOME/.m2/repository/org/apache/apache/18/apache-18.pom
[warn]  ::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::
[error] Retrieval of org.scala-sbt.sbt-giter8-resolver:sbt-giter8-resolver:0.11.0 failed.
[error] Use 'last' for the full log.
» sbt new playframework/play-java-seed.g8                                                                                                                       2019.11.15 Fri  12:21 pm
[info] Set current project to myproject (in build file:.../myproject/)
[info] Set current project to myproject (in build file:.../myproject/)
[warn]  ::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::
[warn]  ::          UNRESOLVED DEPENDENCIES         ::
[warn]  ::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::
[warn]  :: commons-io#commons-io;2.6: org.apache#apache;18!apache.pom(pom.original) origin location must be absolute: file:$HOME/.m2/repository/org/apache/apache/18/apache-18.pom
[warn]  ::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::
[error] Retrieval of org.scala-sbt.sbt-giter8-resolver:sbt-giter8-resolver:0.11.0 failed.
[error] Use 'last' for the full log.

sbt script version: 1.3.3

Do you need to configure a proxy?

https://www.scala-sbt.org/1.x/docs/Setup-Notes.html#HTTP%2FHTTPS%2FFTP+Proxy