The two-day TasCOSS State Conference featured a number of dynamic speakers and brought together CEOs, board members, managers and service providers from across the community service industry and further afield.
TasCOSS worked closely with the Youth Network of Tasmania (YNOT), which represents 85,000 Tasmanians aged 12-25 years, to integrate young people, their unique perspectives and voices to the State Conference program.
TasCOSS MEDIA RELEASE: Welcome relief with electricity costs for households
The announcement by the Tasmanian Economic Regulator (TER) that household electricity prices will fall by 7.11% next month couldn’t come soon enough for Tasmanians grappling with mounting cost of living pressures.
TasCOSS MEDIA RELEASE: Winter chill prompts calls to improve household energy efficiency and lower power bills
With the winter chill well and truly blanketing the state, TasCOSS is calling on the State Government to improve energy affordability for Tasmanians and provide increased support for households to lower their electricity bills.
Goanna Report for TasCOSS on Tasmanian Residential Electricity Prices
TasCOSS commissioned a report to compare Tasmania’s residential electricity prices with those elsewhere on the mainland. This report and previous research confirm that investing in household energy efficiency will improve energy affordability and reduce power bills for Tasmanians.
TasCOSS MEDIA RELEASE: Job Ready Fund to provide Tasmanian job seekers with practical support to enter the workforce
Today’s announcement by the State Government to partner with Searson Buck to provide Tasmanians with the essential tools and accreditation they need in order to gain meaningful, secure employment will be of great benefit to job seekers looking for a way into the workforce.
While all Australians are vulnerable to the effects of climate change, the impacts of climate change are and will be felt inequitably and will drive social inequality in the future. Mitigating future climate change and adaptation to ongoing climate changes are therefore social justice issues, particularly for young Tasmanians.
TasCOSS MEDIA RELEASE: Funding to address community services skills shortage welcomed
The commitment by the Tasmanian Liberal Party, if elected, to partner with the community services industry to address the current skills shortage and create 4,000 new jobs by 2024 to meet rising community demand has been welcomed by TasCOSS.
TasCOSS MEDIA RELEASE: Securing the future of vital community service organisations
TasCOSS is pleased to see the Tasmanian Liberal Party’s funding commitment for some community services peak organisations which will support the delivery of core services and a number of important initiatives.
2021 State Election Joint Statement on Energy Affordability
Energy is an essential service. It is critical to individual, family and community health and wellbeing, as well as to overall economic activity. All Tasmanians, regardless of their means, have the right to reliable, safe and affordable energy.
TasCOSS MEDIA RELEASE: Tasmania’s community services peaks call for urgent action on jobs
Tasmania’s community services industry peak bodies are calling for a commitment from all political leaders to partner with the industry to deliver the 4,000 new jobs needed to address increasing community demand by 2024.
Tasmanian Community Services Industry Joint Statement of 2021 State Election Priorities
As the peak bodies representing Tasmania’s community services industry, our vision is for all Tasmanians to have the opportunity to contribute to rebuilding their communities as resilient, healthy, safe and economically vibrant places to live.
TasCOSS MEDIA RELEASE: Groups join forces to call for closure of Tasmania’s digital divide
The Tasmanian digital inclusion alliance have joined forces to urge all political leaders to commit to policies and actions that improve digital access, affordability and ability to ensure no Tasmanian is left offline.