TasCOSS Media Releases

TasCOSS MEDIA RELEASE: 2021/22 State BudgetThere are significant initiatives in this budget that will benefit Tasmanians who are experiencing disadvantage in our community, however as important as these dollars are, we need to ensure this funding is making a real and lasting difference to the lives of Tasmanians struggling to get by day-to-day. Read moreTasCOSS MEDIA RELEASE: Welcome relief with

In days of sunshine, shelter Tasmanians from tempest to come (The Mercury Talking Point, 04/12/19)

Every day we hear stories of the health system failing — bed block, overcrowded emergency departments and problems with culture and relationships between the bureaucracy and clinicians. What we don’t see on the front page are long-term outcomes of the gathering failure of our healthcare system — long-term outcomes like the median age of death in our most disadvantaged neighbourhood being 66, compared to 84 in the most advantaged neighbourhood.

Our state’s economic boom can be positive but only if the spoils are shared with all (The Mercury Talking Point, 04/11/19)

Our definition of economic success should be inclusive growth that benefits all Tasmanians, not just growth that assumes growth alone will achieve a better life for all. As we consistently measure up well in the national rankings economically, now is the time to turn our focus to how we ensure the growth is sustainable beyond the traditional cycles we have previously seen.