Across years of consultations around the state, Tasmanians have told TasCOSS that health — physical and mental — is the most important component of a good life. Throughout our consultations, one phrase has emerged again and again: ‘health is everything.’
An important element of child safe organisations is the need to create organisational cultures that foster child safety and wellbeing. TasCOSS welcomes any measures that will improve the safety and wellbeing of Tasmanian children. We believe, however, that the Bill is inadequate in establishing a framework for child safe organisations.
Today’s announcement that the rate of the JobSeeker Payment will be locked at a meagre $44 per day is yet another example of the Morrison Government’s lack of compassion for Tasmanians doing it tough.
The Tasmanian Council of Social Service Inc (TasCOSS) is committed to ensuring that your participation in our important work protects your privacy.
Together with government, our ability to build resilience — in the capacity of individuals, for our health and wellbeing, our relationships, across organisations and businesses, communities and our systems — will go a long way to determining how we emerge from this disruption. Furthermore, prioritising building resilience that is community-led goes to our collective vision of a better Tasmania, where more Tasmanians have the opportunity to live a better life.
TasCOSS are excited to announce that two partially funded scholarships are available to participate in the Community Services Leadership Course.
The annual Report on Government Services (RoGS) was released progressively over late January and early February. The report provides an evaluation on the performance and delivery of important services by governments in Australia and provides interesting comparative data on how Tasmania performs relative to the rest of the country.
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The State Government is seeking submissions on the Bail Bill 2021.
TasCOSS are opposed to any moves that weaken consumer protections. In the current environment of higher levels of unemployment, reduced income and the winding back of COVID-19 support measures, introducing weaker consumer protections will result in more Australians being saddled with harmful debt or experiencing financial hardship, rather than supporting our economic recovery.