Emerging Voices

Many Tasmanians feel powerless, like their voices don’t matter.

But when people feel their voices are heard anything is possible.

Emerging Voices is a framework for community change. It aims to help people understand their own power and gives them the tools they need to create the change they want to see.

Emerging Voices combines the ‘doing’ and the ‘being’ by helping participants lift their quality of awareness – of themselves and their environment – as well as giving them practical tools for taking action.

Through workshops participants gain the confidence, knowledge and skills they need to drive real, lasting change in their communities. They learn how to expand their influence through a range of strategies including building relationships, campaigning and crafting their story.

Find out more about Emerging Voices

Please contact TasCOSS if you would like Emerging Voices introduced to your community/organisation.


More Resources


Talking Point: ‘Heart’ of the budget is sadly missing (Mercury, 28/05/22)

This week’s budget offered nothing to make the basics more affordable for those on low incomes, writes Adrienne Picone.

Reducing energy costs will provide a warm glow in winter (Mercury Talking Point, 30/05/22)

The federal and state governments can take important steps to reduce the cost of energy for struggling Tasmanian households, writes Adrienne Picone.

Response to Draft National Plan to End Violence against Women and Children 

TasCOSS welcomes the development of a National Plan to End Violence against Women and Children (2022-32). While TasCOSS and our members support various aspects of the Plan, in particular the principles underpinning it, we believe there are further priorities for action.

Tasmanian Government Departmental Changes

The Premier has announced a raft of Tasmanian Government departmental changes which will impact community service organisations funded through the Department of Communities Tasmania.

*Now Hiring!* FindHelpTAS Project Officer

TasCOSS is looking for a talented project officer to manage the FindHelpTAS website — the largest and most up-to-date online directory of community services in Tasmania — and pursue opportunities for improvement.

Criminal Code Amendment Bill 2022

TasCOSS believe additional support and resources are needed for organisations providing frontline training and education to raise awareness of issues relating to consent and violence against women. We believe ongoing funding for the continuation and expansion of these programs will be crucial to the success of any legislative reform in this area.