The Tasmanian Government has continued to overstate its response to the housing crisis, today announcing six new social homes and ‘record investment’ despite repeat cautions from the community services industry that should the current trajectory continue thousands of Tasmanian families languishing on the Housing Register will remain without a home.
As COVID-19 school outbreaks across the state steadily increase and force more Tasmanian families to revert to remote learning, TasCOSS is again calling on the Tasmanian Government to ensure all government school students have access to devices and data.
The Premier has announced a raft of Tasmanian Government departmental changes which will impact community service organisations funded through the Department of Communities Tasmania.
TasCOSS is looking for a talented project officer to manage the FindHelpTAS website — the largest and most up-to-date online directory of community services in Tasmania — and pursue opportunities for improvement.
TasCOSS believe additional support and resources are needed for organisations providing frontline training and education to raise awareness of issues relating to consent and violence against women. We believe ongoing funding for the continuation and expansion of these programs will be crucial to the success of any legislative reform in this area.