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.
View information about available assistance for temporary visa holders in your area.
The Emergency Food Relief Directory has been complied as a result of queries from support agencies on where additional support for food relief efforts can be directed, such as produce, meals, deliveries and volunteers. The directory aims to capture the current activity in the three regions — North-West, North and South.
The submission to the Premier’s Economic and Social Recovery Advisory Council (PESRAC) — Stage One Consultation outlines the priority areas for recovery and opportunities identified by the community services industry.
Emergency relief organisations provide services directly to regional communities statewide. Please contact an organisation for advice and assistance.
TasCOSS has been awarded a grant from Energy Consumers Australia to continue its Tasmanian Affordable Energy Project.