With the end of June fast approaching, it is a timely reminder to households that electricity disconnections can recommence as a further tranche of COVID-19 protections are removed.
With winter upon us, the significance of a safe, warm and stable home to lay your head at night really hits home, writes TasCOSS CEO Adrienne Picone.
TasCOSS commissioned a report to compare Tasmania’s residential electricity prices with those elsewhere on the mainland. This report and previous research confirm that investing in household energy efficiency will improve energy affordability and reduce power bills for Tasmanians.
While all Australians are vulnerable to the effects of climate change, the impacts of climate change are and will be felt inequitably and will drive social inequality in the future. Mitigating future climate change and adaptation to ongoing climate changes are therefore social justice issues, particularly for young Tasmanians.
Poker machines are designed to be addictive and are recognised as a potentially dangerous product. Figures show Tasmanians lose around $500,000 to poker machines each and every day.
Energy is an essential service. It is critical to individual, family and community health and wellbeing, as well as to overall economic activity. All Tasmanians, regardless of their means, have the right to reliable, safe and affordable energy.
As the peak bodies representing Tasmania’s community services industry, our vision is for all Tasmanians to have the opportunity to contribute to rebuilding their communities as resilient, healthy, safe and economically vibrant places to live.
Digital inclusion is about making sure everyone can make full use of digital technologies so they can enjoy the social and economic benefits it provides.
Energy is an essential service — one that is fundamental to community, family, individual health and wellbeing and overall economic activity.
The community services industry is the largest employer and the fastest growing industry in Tasmania and at present, the industry requires an additional 4,000 jobs by 2024 just to meet escalating community need.