Submission to Senate Standing Committee on Community Affairs Inquiry into Centrelink’s Compliance Program
TasCOSS’s submission to this inquiry includes the stories of these lives told in the voices of those who live them. They are stories of anxiety, hunger, fear, stigma, poor health, isolation and despair.
TasCOSS’s Life Members demonstrate true leadership qualities. Life Membership is awarded at the discretion of the TasCOSS Board for outstanding service to TasCOSS and the Tasmanian community service industry.
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.
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.
Thank you to all who have shared their stories with us so far. Thank you for trusting us with your stories, for opening up to us about your experiences and, in doing so, working towards changing Newstart and, in the longer term, improving the systems put in place by governments.
Climate change is not only a threat to our environment, it threatens people’s homes, livelihoods, health, quality of life, employment and increases risks and burdens for future generations. It is a social justice and intergenerational equity issue.
Submission to the Tasmanian Law Reform Institute on Legal Recognition of Sex and Gender
The national COSS network places our support on the public record for the appropriate collection of data on sexual orientation, gender identity and intersex status of the Australian population in the 2021 Census.
Every day our organisations deal with Australians who have been trapped in crippling debt due to high cost fast loans and harmful consumer leases. It has been 1,000 days since the government accepted the recommendations of its own review into these harmful products. Now is the time for the government to pass the findings of this review into law.