Latest Resources and Submissions

Here are the latest resources and submissions prepared by TasCOSS.

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Open Letter to the Hon Tony Burke MP re Reform of Employment Services and an End to Payment Suspensions

TasCOSS, as part of a the COSS Network and in collaboration with key community service organisations, ask that the Commonwealth Government announce, in or before the 2024 Budget: its intention to fundamentally reform the Workforce Australia system along the lines recommended by the Hill Report; take urgent action to remove…

Sentencing Amendment (Presumptive Sentencing for Assaults on Frontline Workers) Bill 2024

There is a volume of evidence that demonstrates mandatory sentencing is not an effective deterrent and will do little to protect frontline workers from harm. Due to the insufficient evidence that mandatory or presumptive sentencing makes frontline workers safer, TasCOSS opposes the draft Bill and recommends it be withdrawn. Rather than…
Children & Youth

Child Safety Reform Implementation Monitor Bill 2024

TasCOSS supports the full implementation of recommendations from the Commission of Inquiry and the introduction of an independent Reform Implementation Monitor. However, we are concerned some elements of the Draft Bill may impact the ability of the Reform Implementation Monitor to exercise its functions in a way which promotes three…
Community Services Industry

Joint Statement on Poker Machines in Tasmania (2024 Tasmanian State Election)

A network of 24 community service organisations and advocates for pokies reform has united to seek commitments from parties and candidates to make poker machines safer for all consumers by fully implementing the universal, pre-commitment card and the introduction of safer machine design features, such as $1 bet limits and slower…
Community Services Industry

Tasmanian Community Services Industry Peaks Network Joint Statement of 2024 Tasmanian State Election Priorities

The incoming Tasmanian Government has a responsibility to build a strong community services industry that will serve the next generations of Tasmanians to keep them safe and well. This is all the more important in times of great uncertainty and challenge, as we are in now.