Kym’s enews Message — 17 October 2019

Our Federal Government is making a choice, and that choice is to to keep 120,000 Tasmanians living in poverty. Solving entrenched Tasmanian issues such as poverty is not simple, but it is possible, and to do so we must prioritise addressing the barriers which reinforce it.

Working Together for 3 Year Olds (WT3)

The Department of Education has completed a review of the Working Together for 3 Year Olds (WT3) pilot to which TasCOSS contributed findings from our conversations with participating families.

Anti-Poverty Week 2019 Events in Tasmania

Anti-Poverty Week supports the Australian community to have an increased understanding of poverty and to take collective action to end it. Find out more and register for a Anti-Poverty Week 2019 event in your area.

Community Innovation and Investment Project

As part of the Community Innovation and Investment Project the Local Action Group in the South East designed the South East Employment Hub (SE@RCH). SE@RCH is a pilot employment program being managed by Colony 47, that seeks to support local people and communities achieve their employment objectives.

Australian Energy Regulator Values of Customer Reliability Surveys

The Australian Energy Regulator (AER) is undertaking a study to determine how much customers value a reliable supply of electricity from the electricity grid. The results of the study will help the AER ensure electricity providers invest the right amount in electricity infrastructure, balancing reliability and affordability to deliver power to customers.

2019 Election of Board Members

The Tasmanian Electoral Commission has been asked to conduct the 2019 election of Board members in accordance with the Constitution of the Tasmanian Council of Social Service Inc.

TasCOSS Statement: Federal Housing Debt Relief Welcomed

The Federal Government’s agreement to waive Tasmania’s historical housing debt shows what can happen when Tasmanian voices unite on an issue that matters to our State. Shelter Tasmania, TasCOSS and our industry have fought long and hard to achieve this outcome for over a decade. Your strong and fearless voices and refusal to let the issue go have yielded a positive result for all Tasmanians.