The Council of Social Services (COSS) directors jointly call on Commonwealth, state and territory governments to raise the age of criminal responsibility from 10 to 14 years of age.
Effective unit pricing is a consumer protection measure that is vital to the many thousands of Tasmanians who have low numeracy and/or literacy and live in poverty or on inadequate incomes.
With the winter chill well and truly blanketing the state, TasCOSS is calling on the State Government to improve energy affordability for Tasmanians and provide increased support for households to lower their electricity bills.
With the end of June fast approaching, it is a timely reminder to households that electricity disconnections can recommence as a further tranche of COVID-19 protections are removed.
With winter upon us, the significance of a safe, warm and stable home to lay your head at night really hits home, writes TasCOSS CEO Adrienne Picone.
TasCOSS commissioned a report to compare Tasmania’s residential electricity prices with those elsewhere on the mainland. This report and previous research confirm that investing in household energy efficiency will improve energy affordability and reduce power bills for Tasmanians.
Today’s announcement by the State Government to partner with Searson Buck to provide Tasmanians with the essential tools and accreditation they need in order to gain meaningful, secure employment will be of great benefit to job seekers looking for a way into the workforce.