Older Australians: 2019/20 Federal Budget

The Federal Budget again leaves almost 350,000 job seekers older than 45 years out in the cold by failing to increased Newstart payments.

There are 183,000 people older than 50 on Newstart who have been on Newstart for longer than 12 months. Research shows if you’re unemployed longer than 12 months after age 50, you might not ever return to the workforce, in a large part because of the ageist attitudes of employers.

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2022/23 Budget Consultation Timeline

The due date for written submissions to the Department of Treasury and Finance relating to the 2022/23 State Budget has been confirmed as Friday 10 December 2021.

TasCOSS Board Nominations 2021

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*Now Hiring!* Community Services Industry Workforce Project Manager

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Regional Telecommunications Review 2021 — Issues Paper

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