TasCOSS Media Releases

TasCOSS MEDIA RELEASE: 2021 State Election priorities

TasCOSS today released its 2021 State Election priorities, focussing squarely on the need for more jobs, affordable housing and improved health outcomes for all Tasmanians.

MEDIA RESPONSE: Tasmanian Liberal’s Local Jobs For Local People policy announcement

The Tasmanian Liberal’s election commitment to establish additional local job hubs and expand the Northern Employment and Youth Connectors pilot for existing job hubs is a welcome step towards improving job outcomes in our state.

MEDIA RELEASE: PESRAC Final Report — A First Look

TasCOSS welcomes today’s release of the Premier’s Economic and Social Recovery Council (PESRAC) Final Report and the State Government’s commitment to accept all 52 recommendations contained within.

MEDIA RELEASE: Morrison Government chooses to abandon Tasmanians with JobSeeker snub

Today’s announcement that the rate of the JobSeeker Payment will be locked at a meagre $44 per day is yet another example of the Morrison Government’s lack of compassion for Tasmanians doing it tough.

MEDIA RESPONSE: 2020/21 State Budget

The government’s welcome shift towards prioritising investment in people’s health and wellbeing throughout the COVID-19 recovery is evident in this budget.

MEDIA RELEASE: Communities hold the key to addressing health outcomes

The State Government’s commitment, as outlined in the Our Healthcare Future reform agenda, to tackling long-standing health challenges has the potential to improve the lives of Tasmanians living on low incomes and in rural and regional areas of our state.

MEDIA RELEASE: Broadening of STAS eligibility welcomed

TasCOSS welcomes the State Government’s announcement that more Tasmanian families will be eligible for the Student Assistance Scheme (STAS) from the 2021 school year.

MEDIA RELEASE: Investment in wellbeing recognised as essential to COVID-19 recovery

The Premier’s Economic and Social Recovery Advisory Council’s (PESRAC’s) report provides recognition that a key measure of our recovery is improving the wellbeing of all Tasmanians.

MEDIA RELEASE: Shameful Robodebt reversed at long last

The announcement that the Federal Government will move to waive all Robodebts confirms that the system was flawed from the start in subjecting many of Tasmania’s most vulnerable to unfair, impersonal and damaging treatment.

MEDIA RELEASE: New TasCOSS CEO appointed

Adrienne Picone will take on the role of TasCOSS CEO following the departure of Kym Goodes in February. She will start work with TasCOSS on 17 June 2020.