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.
When we actively participate in our democracy we show that we care about our communities and want to be heard.
How do we break the cycle for our politicians? How do we empower them to celebrate big funding decisions into universal and preventive services with the same level of celebration as the big infrastructure spends or acute health bed increases?
“We want to see a government brave enough to invest outside of its election cycle.”
So when we ask the question “why wouldn’t we” – the only “why” is politics.
Every day in Tasmania, the Housing Connect partners, Anglicare, Colony 47, Hobart City Mission, the Salvation Army and CatholicCare are on the ground working with people who are severely disadvantaged including people who are currently experiencing housing stress.
If problems remain today, they are problems that are squarely the responsibility of our new government. Still referencing the performance of the previous Labor government will simply be frittering away time and opportunity.
By connecting with these communities, facilitating conversations and sharing in the decision-making, we are working together to reduce employment inequality and disadvantage in our State.
The co-design model is designed to engage and involve communities during the development and decision making process and this sits at the heart of this Project.
Emerging Voices helps each and every one of us realise the power of our voice in our community and how we as individuals can shape Tasmania.
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