This week’s budget offered nothing to make the basics more affordable for those on low incomes, writes Adrienne Picone.
The federal and state governments can take important steps to reduce the cost of energy for struggling Tasmanian households, writes Adrienne Picone.
With the Tasmanian border open, information on the COVID-19 case and outbreak management (for business and organisations) has been made available with further resources, including outbreak management plan templates, accessible via the Coronavirus (COVID-19) website. The updated and simplified COVID-19 safety plan template from WorkSafe Tasmania has also been released, which will help in updating business continuity plans.
Adrienne Picone says the latest Gutwein State Budget has plenty of green shoots, but any real judgment of its effectiveness will be in the months and years ahead.
Lift Tasmania off the bottom of the table or we will all pay, says Adrienne Picone.
The State Government’s welcome shift towards prioritising investment in people’s health and wellbeing throughout the COVID-19 recovery is evident in this year’s State Budget. However, there remains a heavy emphasis by government on public and private infrastructure such as roads and buildings as a means to short-term economic recovery.
Help plan Tasmania’s economic and social recovery by telling the Premier’s Economic and Social Recovery Advisory Council (PESRAC) about your priorities for the future. PESRAC wants to understand the views of Tasmanians about their wellbeing and what they see as important for recovery.
The current rate of JobSeeker (including the Coronavirus Supplement) is lifting thousands of Tasmanians out of poverty and has allowed families to meet basic household needs and relieve financial stress.
The continuing COVID-19 health and economic crises have led to more people than ever struggling to find paid work. For every job available in Tasmania today there are 21 job seekers.
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