As valued TasCOSS Members and supporters, I want to communicate with you regarding the next steps in recruiting for the TasCOSS CEO role following Kym’s resignation.
In 2018 the Tasmanian Government committed funding for a comprehensive Community Services Industry Plan to ensure the industry continues to grow and remains strong and sustainable into the future. This Budget Priorities Statement presents a funding request and rationale that would enable implementation of the Industry Plan’s priority actions.
In the midst of unprecedented bushfires and international climate talks in Madrid, the Councils of Social Service are calling for urgent government action on climate change to support those hardest hit by its impacts — people on low incomes or experiencing disadvantage.
The Councils of Social Service across the country have joined together to urge the Morrison Government to reinstate funding to the National Family Violence Prevention and Legal Services Forum (NFVPLS) the national peak body for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander victims and survivors of domestic violence.
A statement from outgoing TasCOSS CEO Kym Goodes.
Every day we hear stories of the health system failing — bed block, overcrowded emergency departments and problems with culture and relationships between the bureaucracy and clinicians. What we don’t see on the front page are long-term outcomes of the gathering failure of our healthcare system — long-term outcomes like the median age of death in our most disadvantaged neighbourhood being 66, compared to 84 in the most advantaged neighbourhood.
Kym Goodes, CEO, Tasmanian Council of Social Service (TasCOSS) Tasmania’s strong economy is something to be proud of. It’s the foundation we desperately needed and provides a strong base to be built on. The challenge is to construct an economy in these days of economic sunshine that is robust, flexible and innovative to shelter all Tasmanians from the storms and