Working together to challenge and change
Energy efficient upgrades needed for low income households
21 Feb 2024
TasCOSS welcomes a focus on energy affordability in this election campaign, in particular Tasmanian Labor’s announcements to cut and cap Tasmanian electricity prices and remove connection/disconnection charges.
Reliable, affordable public transport key to breaking down barriers to participation
21 Feb 2024
In our conversations with Tasmanians about their daily challenges, accessible, timely and affordable transport ranks highly. It’s a particularly significant barrier to participation in the outer suburbs and regional and remote Tasmania.
Purpose-driven work of community services champions honoured with new exhibition
15 Feb 2024
A Tasmanian photographic exhibition honouring the essential work of over 28,000 workers and 46,900 (formal) volunteers in the community services industry was launched at the Moonah Arts Centre today.
Information and Advice Regarding Changes to Fixed-Term Contracts
17 Jan 2024
Last year, the Commonwealth Government passed laws that limit the ability of organisations to employ people on extended fixed-term contracts. It is important that community service organisations fully understand the implications of the changes and where as employers we must act to comply with the new laws.
Lived Experience Community of Practice
10 Jan 2024
Thanks to the generous support of Aurora Energy, Hydro Tasmania and TasNetworks, TasCOSS is thrilled to announce we will facilitate an online Community of Practice for lived experience advocates across Tasmania.
An uncertain Christmas as more Tasmanians struggle to put food on the table
19 Dec 2023
The worsening cost of living crisis means Christmas won’t be a time of frivolity for many Tasmanians, with a growing number finding themselves in a fight for survival, battling the effects of interest rate rises, increasing rental costs and higher bills for groceries, energy, fuel and health care.
In the Spotlight...
Community Voices ProgramShare your story, create change
Tasmanian Community Services Industry Plan (2021-31)A community services industry built for Tasmania's future
FindHelpTASFindHelpTAS can help you find services and support in your local community
Workforce Coordination ProjectEnsuring the industry has a skilled and diverse workforce to meet future needs