CEO, Hamlet Inc
As a state, Tasmania needs to come up with more effective solutions to address the harms caused by gambling. This means putting gambling harm, the people it affects, and the inequities it is driven by and creates — rather than the current ‘informed choices’ and ‘support’ — at the heart of Tasmania’s approaches to addressing harms caused by gambling.
TasCOSS believes that the Coronavirus Supplement should be converted into a permanent increase to the rate of JobSeeker, set at a level above the poverty line. A permanent increase to the JobSeeker rate would be consistent with Australia’s human rights obligations and to the United Nations Convention on Human Rights.
Lift Tasmania off the bottom of the table or we will all pay, says Adrienne Picone.
The State Government’s welcome shift towards prioritising investment in people’s health and wellbeing throughout the COVID-19 recovery is evident in this year’s State Budget. However, there remains a heavy emphasis by government on public and private infrastructure such as roads and buildings as a means to short-term economic recovery.
The government’s welcome shift towards prioritising investment in people’s health and wellbeing throughout the COVID-19 recovery is evident in this budget.
TLRI on A Charter of Rights for Tasmania Update
TasCOSS has partnered with the State Government’s Working Together — supporting early learning initiative to support confident and creative children to thrive in strong, connected communities.
The State Government’s commitment, as outlined in the Our Healthcare Future reform agenda, to tackling long-standing health challenges has the potential to improve the lives of Tasmanians living on low incomes and in rural and regional areas of our state.
The Energy Charter Independent Accountability Panel — Aurora Energy