Candidate Responses to TasCOSS Federal Election Priorities

For the benefit of our Members and supporters, TasCOSS collated candidate responses to the Federal Election priorities for Tasmanians. Find out more about the policy initiatives of each candidate and/or party in response to the priority areas.

Real Help to Find Employment

TasCOSS proposes that Tasmania be a trial site for a place-based, regional labour market model. A local governance body  would be established and after mapping the capitals in the community, they would commission the services required for both job seekers and employers.

Income Support to get Through Tough Times

We call on the next Federal Government to raise the rate of Newstart by $75 a week to ensure recipients can focus on looking for work rather than dealing with financial crisis.