“Poverty is not inevitable. The role of government is to ensure each one of us has the opportunity to live a good life.”
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‘’It is absolutely vital that policy makers put people at the centre of policy design. We must listen to experiences of people using jobactive services and design an employment services system that responds to the needs they identify,” ACOSS CEO Dr Cassandra Goldie said.
“The primary focus of the strategy will be to increase the capability and affordability for Tasmanians currently experiencing high levels of digital exclusion. Specifically this will include low income households, older Tasmanians, people with low education attainment and people not in paid employment.”
TasCOSS has compiled an Advocacy Kit to support you and your organisation advocate on behalf of low income Tasmanians coping with electricity costs. In addition to facts and statistics, the Kit contains the voices of Tasmanians talking about their experiences with paying energy costs and staying warm.
A common theme was the need to find sustainable industries for the winter months and to have training opportunities with local job outcomes attached.
We believe there is an opportunity in the re-design of employment services in Tasmania to create a system that supports job seekers to become confident participants in our society and economy.
Regulation of the short-stay accommodation sector should be driven by the needs of Tasmanians, not of corporations, with particular focus on rental availability and affordability for low-income Tasmanians.
Households must not subsidise big corporations under the National Energy Guarantee (NEG).