TasCOSS is urging all Tasmanian politicians to stand up and speak out against the proposed Religious Discrimination Bill currently before Parliament, which if passed will override Tasmania’s nation-leading anti-discrimination laws, cause considerable harm and division in the community, and put vulnerable children at risk.
TasCOSS, the Youth Network of Tasmania (YNOT) and Community Legal Centres Tasmania (CLC Tas) are deeply disappointed and concerned by the decision of the Meeting of Attorneys-General to develop a plan to raise the age of criminal responsibility to only 12 years old.
More than 135 leaders, industry experts, practitioners and supporters of the community services industry from across Tasmania will gather at Blundstone Arena Function Centre, Bellerive over the next two days to witness an engaging and thought-provoking line-up of speakers at the TasCOSS Conference.
Gaming legislation passed in the House of Assembly late last night is not fit for purpose and will not protect at risk Tasmanians from the harms caused by poker machines.
The release of the Australian Digital Inclusion Index 2021 shows Tasmania is still the most digitally disadvantaged state in Australia and not enough is currently being done to bridge the divide.
New analysis by Deloitte Access Economics confirms that investing in energy efficiency upgrades to low income homes will save on household energy bills, deliver vital health benefits, generate tens of thousands of jobs and add billions of dollars to our national economy.
TasCOSS is proud to announce an engaging line-up of speakers for its upcoming State Conference, featuring writer, speaker and appearance activist, Carly Findlay OAM and futurist and business advisor, Bernard Salt AM.
In an important milestone, The Tasmanian Government and the community services industry have released a ten-year Community Services Industry Plan (2021-2031) to guide industry development, recruit and train our growing workforce and to futureproof the delivery of much-needed services to Tasmanians in need.
There 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.
A partnership of community services organisation have today banded together to launch Tasmania’s most up-to-date and comprehensive service directory.