MEDIA RELEASE: Broadening of STAS eligibility welcomed

20 August 2020

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.

TasCOSS CEO Ms Adrienne Picone said reducing education fees on an ongoing basis will make a real difference and will mean that Tasmanian families have more money to spend on other essentials and in their local community.

“Even before COVID-19, thousands of Tasmanian families were struggling to cover the basics and put healthy, nutritious food on the table,” Ms Picone said.

“Investing in education is one way we can help to drive positive outcomes for our children.

“As we chart the uncertain path ahead, now is the time to keep investing in the wellbeing of Tasmanians, particularly our students and young people, by opening up access to education, employment and training pathways.”

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For more information or to arrange an interview with TasCOSS CEO Adrienne Picone:

  • Cameron Allen, 0419 769 253 or via email.