“Affordable housing and social housing, both public and community housing, ain’t fixed.”
Summaries on the major areas of the Budget with links to more information and commentary on related peak body websites.
There are 183,000 people older than 50 on Newstart who have been on Newstart for longer than 12 months.
Read a summary of TasCOSS activities during 2017/18.
The potential of one-quarter of our people to participate in the social and economic opportunities our state offers and to live a good life is denied them by barriers that are not of their making. Turning that around would be a game-changer for the future of our state.
If our State is ready to be asking how our elected Members can better represent us, then we are ready to ask what the best way to do that really is.
“Poverty is not inevitable. The role of government is to ensure each one of us has the opportunity to live a good life.”
Alongside Anglicare, Neighbourhood Houses Tasmania, the NILS Network of Tasmania and the Hobart Community Legal Centre, we co-signed a letter on the issue that was sent to all 12 Tasmanian Senators and five Federal Tasmanian MPs.
When we actively participate in our democracy we show that we care about our communities and want to be heard.
‘’It is absolutely vital that policy makers put people at the centre of policy design. We must listen to experiences of people using jobactive services and design an employment services system that responds to the needs they identify,” ACOSS CEO Dr Cassandra Goldie said.