TasCOSS Media Releases

TasCOSS MEDIA RELEASE: Tasmanian community services stand up in support of trans and gender diverse people

Ahead of International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia, Interphobia and Transphobia tomorrow (17 May 2022), the Tasmanian community services industry is sending a strong message of support and voicing its pride in the diversity of its employees and service users.

TasCOSS MEDIA RELEASE: Rental affordability snapshot highlights rental crisis in Tasmania

Anglicare’s 2022 Rental Affordability Snapshot for Tasmania has highlighted the depth of the rental crisis the state is facing, releasing figures showing Tasmanians on low incomes have little hope of securing a private rental.

TasCOSS MEDIA RELEASE: Consumer and business advocates call for fairer electricity prices

Advocacy groups say more than $20 million in electricity charges could be saved, providing relief for Tasmanians struggling to pay high energy bills in the midst of a cost of living crisis.

MEDIA RELEASE: TasCOSS unveils 2022 Federal Election Tasmania Package

TasCOSS today released its 2022 Federal Election Tasmania Package (PDF, 3.28MB), which focusses on key policies and programs to combat rising cost of living pressures and provide much needed relief to Tasmanian families.

TasCOSS MEDIA RELEASE: 2022/23 Federal Budget Initial Analysis

This Federal Budget appears focused on temporary measures that put money into voters’ pockets between now and the election, rather than addressing the structural issues that create cost of living pressures on households. 

TasCOSS MEDIA RELEASE: Temporary cost of living relief welcome, but long-term strategy required

TasCOSS laud the Tasmanian Government’s decision to make public transport free for five weeks and provide relief to community service organisations at the bowser, yet warn such temporary initiatives must be accompanied by a long-term strategy to reduce the cost of living pressures facing Tasmanians families.

TasCOSS MEDIA RELEASE: Commonwealth urged to stump up funding for oral health

TasCOSS are calling for the Commonwealth to provide increased, long-term funding for the oral health system with many Tasmanians currently going without care due to accessibility and cost.

TasCOSS MEDIA RELEASE: Call for Tasmanians to contribute to innovative project to promote the voices of lived experience

An innovative new partnership is calling on Tasmanians to have their say on the creation of a lived experience platform, which aims to create paid opportunities for Tasmanians living on low incomes to make their voices heard.

TasCOSS MEDIA RELEASE: Internet blackout shines light on importance of a digitally included Tasmania

Yesterday’s digital blackout has shone a light on the difficulties thousands of our fellow Tasmanians face every day because they are locked out of the online world.

TasCOSS MEDIA RELEASE: Six homes down, 4,349 to go

The Tasmanian Government has continued to overstate its response to the housing crisis, today announcing six new social homes and ‘record investment’ despite repeat cautions from the community services industry that should the current trajectory continue thousands of Tasmanian families languishing on the Housing Register will remain without a home.