TasCOSS Media Releases

Investment in wellbeing recognised as essential to COVID-19 recoveryThe Premier’s Economic and Social Recovery Advisory Council’s (PESRAC’s) report provides recognition that a key measure of our recovery is improving the wellbeing of all Tasmanians. Read moreMEDIA RELEASE: New TasCOSS CEO appointedAdrienne Picone will take on the role of TasCOSS CEO following the departure of Kym Goodes in February. She will

Take Me To Your Board S01E01: Governance in a Crisis

In the debut episode of the Take Me To Your Board (TMTYB) podcast your hosts Bridget Delaney and Cameron Allen explore the best options for not-for-profit organisations dealing with the current crisis. They are joined by Principal Consultant at Marketing Solutions, Georgie Ibbott, who also serves as Chair of the Volunteering Tasmania Board.

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.

Federal Housing Debt Relief

The Federal Government’s agreement to waive Tasmania’s historical housing debt shows what can happen when Tasmanian voices unite on an issue that matters to our State. Shelter Tasmania, TasCOSS and our industry have fought long and hard to achieve this outcome for over a decade. Your strong and fearless voices and refusal to let the issue go have yielded a positive result for all Tasmanians.