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.
The ACOSS Policy Tracker has been prepared based on independent analysis of policy proposals, drawing on correspondence we have received to date, and public announcements.
TasCOSS urges the next Federal Government to ensure dental care is affordable for all by, as a first step, doubling the number of adults able to use public dental services.
We call on the next Federal Government to waive Tasmania’s housing debt so that we can invest in affordable housing for all Tasmanians.
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.
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.