Health & Wellbeing

Overview

  • Investing in Tasmanians in need:
    • Intensive family support including support for at-risk youth – more families to receive early intervention; therapeutic  support for vulnerable young people–
    • Strengthening permanency placements – targeted funding to prevent multiple placements for children in OOHC
    • Support for young mums and their babies – funding to enable Karinya to support young mothers through an intervention service and supported accommodation
    • Whole of Government Sexual Violence Action Plan – funding to research and develop a multidisciplinary model.
  • A new Ticket to Play sports voucher offering $100 towards club fees will remove the biggest barrier to Tassie kids participating in sport. A Hodgman Liberal Government will offer $100 sports vouchers to young Tasmanians who need it most, aged between five and 17 years, to assist them into sport. The Ticket to Play voucher will be available to about 30,000 Tasmanian students whose parent or guardian holds a Centrelink Health Care Card or Pensioner Concession Card.

TasCOSS commentary

  • All of these policies target vulnerable children, young people and/or their families, and are thus addressing an historical inequity in resourcing for these groups. There isn’t a clear evidence base for all of the programs so we would encourage the Liberal Party to ensure that, where the evidence base is lacking, monitoring and evaluation of each program is used to assess outcomes. The policies are future-focused because they are investing in people to help them reach their potential.
  • This policy would make sport and recreational opportunities more accessible for those families who find it hard or impossible to pay registration fees. The evaluation will help assess the evidence base (particularly levels of uptake), it addresses equity issues in access, and supports a strong future for Tasmanians by addressing an aspect of social determinants of health – inactivity.

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Health and Wellbeing


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