Poker machines are designed to be addictive and are recognised as a potentially dangerous product. Figures show Tasmanians lose around $500,000 to poker machines each and every day.
Energy is an essential service. It is critical to individual, family and community health and wellbeing, as well as to overall economic activity. All Tasmanians, regardless of their means, have the right to reliable, safe and affordable energy.
As the peak bodies representing Tasmania’s community services industry, our vision is for all Tasmanians to have the opportunity to contribute to rebuilding their communities as resilient, healthy, safe and economically vibrant places to live.
Digital inclusion is about making sure everyone can make full use of digital technologies so they can enjoy the social and economic benefits it provides.
Energy is an essential service — one that is fundamental to community, family, individual health and wellbeing and overall economic activity.
The community services industry is the largest employer and the fastest growing industry in Tasmania and at present, the industry requires an additional 4,000 jobs by 2024 just to meet escalating community need.
Robodebt created a culture of fear and dread around our social safety net that has driven people away from support when they need it most.
This is likely our last significant opportunity for 20 years to influence how poker machines are licensed in Tasmania.
Federal Housing Minister Michael Sukkar and State Housing Minister Roger Jaensch both attended today’s meeting at which Shelter Tasmania and TasCOSS represented the community services industry with a united front.