TasCOSS laud the Tasmanian Government’s decision to make public transport free for five weeks and provide relief to community service organisations at the bowser, yet warn such temporary initiatives must be accompanied by a long-term strategy to reduce the cost of living pressures facing Tasmanians families.
TasCOSS are calling for the Commonwealth to provide increased, long-term funding for the oral health system with many Tasmanians currently going without care due to accessibility and cost.
An innovative new partnership is calling on Tasmanians to have their say on the creation of a lived experience platform, which aims to create paid opportunities for Tasmanians living on low incomes to make their voices heard.
TasCOSS welcomes the development of a National Plan to End Violence against Women and Children (2022-32). While TasCOSS and our members support various aspects of the Plan, in particular the principles underpinning it, we believe there are further priorities for action.
Yesterday’s digital blackout has shone a light on the difficulties thousands of our fellow Tasmanians face every day because they are locked out of the online world.