“This is not the game-changing budget Tasmanians need. We have seen this Budget before — it has been delivered again and again. And we cannot expect to see different results until the government opens up to investing differently and directly in Tasmanians.”
A stand out theme across the whole region was the opportunity to access vacant buildings across the community for various developments and initiatives.
In Taroona-Bonnet Hill, for example, 18.6% of the age 17-24 population were granted a licence in 2016-17 compared to 6.8% of the age 17-24 population in Clarendon Vale and 9.3% in Smithton.
Read a summary of TasCOSS activities during 2017/18.
The potential of one-quarter of our people to participate in the social and economic opportunities our state offers and to live a good life is denied them by barriers that are not of their making. Turning that around would be a game-changer for the future of our state.
Involved families will be invited to take part in regular conversations with us to talk about their experiences, what’s working well about WT3, and what could be improved. Parents and carers will receive a voucher for each conversation to recognise the value of their time and expertise.
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 want to see a government brave enough to invest outside of its election cycle.”
A common theme was the need to support alternative work models for professionals and to foster creative means of employment.
So when we ask the question “why wouldn’t we” – the only “why” is politics.