TasCOSS Media Releases

TasCOSS MEDIA RELEASE: New Deloitte report supports call for household energy efficiency upgrades

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 MEDIA RELEASE: Conference to bring Tasmania’s vital community services industry together

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.

TasCOSS MEDIA RELEASE: Landmark Industry Plan maps path forward for community services in Tasmania

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.

TasCOSS MEDIA RELEASE: 2021/22 State Budget

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.

MEDIA RELEASE: New FindHelpTAS website to better connect Tasmanians with local community services and support

A partnership of community services organisation have today banded together to launch Tasmania’s most up-to-date and comprehensive service directory.

TasCOSS MEDIA RELEASE: Welcome relief with electricity costs for households

The announcement by the Tasmanian Economic Regulator (TER) that household electricity prices will fall by 7.11% next month couldn’t come soon enough for Tasmanians grappling with mounting cost of living pressures.

TasCOSS MEDIA RELEASE: COSS directors call for national action to raise the age of criminal responsibility

The Council of Social Services (COSS) directors jointly call on Commonwealth, state and territory governments to raise the age of criminal responsibility from 10 to 14 years of age.

TasCOSS MEDIA RELEASE: Winter chill prompts calls to improve household energy efficiency and lower power bills

With the winter chill well and truly blanketing the state, TasCOSS is calling on the State Government to improve energy affordability for Tasmanians and provide increased support for households to lower their electricity bills.

TasCOSS MEDIA RELEASE: Job Ready Fund to provide Tasmanian job seekers with practical support to enter the workforce

Today’s announcement by the State Government to partner with Searson Buck to provide Tasmanians with the essential tools and accreditation they need in order to gain meaningful, secure employment will be of great benefit to job seekers looking for a way into the workforce.

TasCOSS MEDIA RESPONSE: 2021/22 Federal Budget Initial Analysis

This budget provides welcome recognition that the health and wellbeing of our population underpins a healthy economy, not the other way round.