Are you an LGBTIQ+ Tasmanian who has experienced conversion practices? Do you have any knowledge of these practices in Tasmania? If so, the Tasmania Law Reform Institute needs to hear from you.
The Tenants’ Union of Tasmania, Shelter Tasmania, Anglicare Tasmania and TasCOSS call on the State Government to extend the moratorium on evictions and rent increases until the end of March 2021 and to extend the Residential Rent Relief Scheme for those tenants who can demonstrate ongoing financial hardship.
TasCOSS believes providing a secure, reliable energy supply that is affordable for low income and disadvantaged Tasmanians, must be the centrepiece of all energy policy development.
TasCOSS encourages all members and stakeholders to participate in a consultation on delivering healthcare in communities. The consultation period for written submissions and verbal feedback to Our Healthcare Future has been extended from Friday 15 January 2021 until Friday 12 February 2021.
TasCOSS welcomes the establishment of a National Preventative Mechanisms (NPM) in Tasmania. TasCOSS does however have concerns with the Bill as it is currently drafted. Those concerns relate primarily to adding additional functions to the Custodial Inspector’s existing role. We believe this will result in an under-resourced and under-powered NPM which is unable to fulfil its preventive mandate.
In line with the times, we need to start measuring our success in terms of our people as well as the economy, just as I suspect you do for yourself and for your family, writes Adrienne Picone.
The TasCOSS offices, located at Level 3, 86 Murray Street, Hobart, TAS, 7000, will close for the holidays at 3pm, Thursday 24 December 2020 and reopen on Monday 11 January 2021. Please be advised TasCOSS staff are working remotely the week commencing Monday 4 January 2021.
TasCOSS is seeking a Manager Advocacy & Communications to lead our communications and advocacy work to influence and impact positive change for Tasmanians experiencing disadvantage and social exclusion.
This pay table, provided by Jobs Australia, sets out the rates of pay and allowances that will apply from the first full pay period commencing on or after 1 December 2020. These rates of pay have increased due to the final instalment of the Equal Remuneration Order (ERO).
TasCOSS supports the need for national legislation with a long-term plan and long-term goals of net zero emissions reduction before 2050. This Bill is a positive, significant step forward.