Health Literacy

Health literacy is the knowledge and skills needed to access, understand, and use information related to physical, mental and social wellbeing.

Almost two in three people in Tasmania do not have the health literacy skills to manage their health and wellbeing.  Almost one in three adults with a university degree also do not have adequate health literacy.

How health literate is your organisation? Find out by using the self-assessment checklist. Take action using our tools and other resources.

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Family Violence Reforms Bill

TasCOSS supports the Tasmanian Government’s commitment to reducing family violence, acknowledging the significant impact family violence has on individuals and communities in Tasmania.

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

TasCOSS is on the look out for passionate and skilled individuals to join our board. 

*Now Hiring!* Community Services Industry Workforce Project Support Officer

Want to help shape the future of the Tasmanian community services industry workforce? TasCOSS is looking for a talented support officer to assist with administrative and project support functions related to the implementation of the Industry Plan.

*Now Hiring!* Community Services Industry Workforce Project Manager

Want to help shape the future of the Tasmanian community services industry workforce? TasCOSS is looking for a talented project manager to drive change and help bring the ten-year Industry Plan vision to life.

Regional Telecommunications Review 2021 — Issues Paper

Tasmania’s ADII score and the PESRAC Final Report findings provide a strong argument for the need to improve Tasmania’s digital infrastructure network. They also point to the need to invest in digital skills and for measures that increase digital affordability.

Workplaces (Protection of Business and Workers) Bill 2021

TasCOSS does not support the Workplaces (Protection of Business and Workers) Bill 2021 or the proposed amendments contained within the Bill.

OPCAT Implementation Bill 2021

TasCOSS does not support establishing the Custodial Inspector as a National Preventive Mechanism (NPM) and we urge the Tasmanian Government to consider alternative models that incorporate the expertise of civil society organisations.