TasCOSS Media Releases

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.

TasCOSS MEDIA RELEASE: Funding to address community services skills shortage welcomed

The commitment by the Tasmanian Liberal Party, if elected, to partner with the community services industry to address the current skills shortage and create 4,000 new jobs by 2024 to meet rising community demand has been welcomed by TasCOSS.

TasCOSS MEDIA RELEASE: Securing the future of vital community service organisations

TasCOSS is pleased to see the Tasmanian Liberal Party’s funding commitment for some community services peak organisations which will support the delivery of core services and a number of important initiatives.

TasCOSS MEDIA RELEASE: Tasmania’s community services peaks call for urgent action on jobs

Tasmania’s community services industry peak bodies are calling for a commitment from all political leaders to partner with the industry to deliver the 4,000 new jobs needed to address increasing community demand by 2024.

TasCOSS MEDIA RELEASE: Groups join forces to call for closure of Tasmania’s digital divide

The Tasmanian digital inclusion alliance have joined forces to urge all political leaders to commit to policies and actions that improve digital access, affordability and ability to ensure no Tasmanian is left offline.