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Premier’s Economic and Social Recovery Advisory Council Survey

Help plan Tasmania’s economic and social recovery by telling the Premier’s Economic and Social Recovery Advisory Council (PESRAC) about your priorities for the future. PESRAC wants to understand the views of Tasmanians about their wellbeing and what they see as important for recovery.

Take Me To Your Board S01E08: Performance

For an organisation to work towards its purpose, it must have clear goals and timeframes within which to achieve them. In this episode, Bridget and Cameron are joined by Chair of the Tasmanian Community Fund, Sally Darke, to examine best practice around measuring and reporting on financial and non-financial outcomes.

Change Your Impact is an innovative program for community service workers that equips participants with the skills and confidence to emerge as leaders in the workplace.

Grasp the opportunity to lift Tasmania out of poverty (The Mercury Talking Point, 15/10/20)

If the pandemic really is the portal to a new future, Tasmania has the ability to create good jobs and brighten the future for thousands, writes Adrienne Picone.

New Submission to the TasCOSS Vault

Review of the Tasmanian State Service

Take Me To Your Board S01E07: Stakeholder Engagement

In this episode, Bridget and Cameron focus on Principle 8 of the AICD Not-for-profit Governance Principles and are joined by Chief Executive Officer of Diabetes Tasmania and experienced board member, Caroline Wells, to unpack the UK Passport Authority debacle.

2020 Election of Board Members

The Tasmanian Electoral Commission (TEC) has been asked to conduct the 2020 election of Board members in accordance with the Constitution of the Tasmanian Council of Social Service Inc.

Change Your Impact 2021

Change Your Impact is an innovative program for community service workers that equips participants with the skills and confidence to emerge as leaders in the workplace.

Adrienne’s enews Message — 1 October 2020

Phase 2 of the Premier’s Economic and Social Recovery Advisory Council (PESRAC) consultation is poised to get underway later this month with a focus on identifying practical, on the ground recovery mechanisms that will have an impact on medium to long-term recovery (2-5 years).

Determination to Measure Success Differently is a Game Changer

The impetus from our decision-makers to rebuild a stronger Tasmania out the other side of this virus is there. So let’s choose to invest in a successful, supported and prosperous Tasmania where every one of us has the opportunity to live a good life.

New Submission to the TasCOSS Vault

Draft Tasmanian Renewable Energy Action Plan 2020

Take Me To Your Board S01E06: Conduct and Compliance

What can the long, drawn-out case of Edward Snowden and the National Security Agency teach us about governance? In this episode, Bridget and Cameron are joined by the Chief Executive Officer of Hobart based disability service Nexus Inc and seasoned board member, Mark Jessop, to interrogate conduct and compliance through a not-for-profit lens.

Joining forces to support Tasmania’s recovery (The Advocate Talking Point, 06/09/20)

A benefit of Tasmania’s ‘smallness’ and ‘islandness’ is that it enhances our willingness to share and collaborate. Tasmania’s peak bodies have been working this way for some years, recognising that often we have shared, rather than opposing, agendas.

New Submission to the TasCOSS Vault

Coalition of Community Groups Letter re Extension of Rental Protections during COVID-19

New Submission to the TasCOSS Vault

Shared Statement of Intent for Engaging Tasmanians in Recovery and Rebuilding

Equal Pay Day

Right now, our leaders and governments have the opportunity to sure up thousands of positions and help tackle the gender pay gap by providing fair wages and improving working conditions for women in the workforce.

MEDIA RELEASE: Broadening of STAS eligibility welcomed

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.

Support Available to Help Manage Energy Bills

Tasmanians who are struggling to pay their energy bills as a result of COVID-19 are encouraged to contact their energy provider to discuss payment options. There is a range of assistance available to help Tasmanians manage their energy bills and protections are in place to ensure electricity supply cannot be disconnected.

New Submission to the TasCOSS Vault

RACT Consultation on Greater Launceston Mobility Vision

JobSeeker and the Coronavirus Supplement

The current rate of JobSeeker (including the Coronavirus Supplement) is lifting thousands of Tasmanians out of poverty and has allowed families to meet basic household needs and relieve financial stress.