Local people know their communities best and know what will make a difference, but don’t always have the resources needed to effect that change.

TasCOSS seeks to speak to Tasmanians in their communities to amplify these vital voices so they are heard clearly by decision makers and governments.

We want to work with communities to build capacity to take action, initiate and achieve the change they want to see.

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2017/18 TasCOSS Annual Report

Read a summary of TasCOSS activities during 2017/18.

2018 Tasmania Report: Time to Turn it Around

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.

Bringing Voices of Families, Parents & Carers to the Working Together for 3 Year Olds’ Program Design

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.

Consultation First Step to Crossing Digital Divide

“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.”

Results of the Break O’Day Region Jobs Consultation

A common theme was the need to find sustainable industries for the winter months and to have training opportunities with local job outcomes attached.

State Budget: Long-term Investment Needed

“We want to see a government brave enough to invest outside of its election cycle.”

Results of the South East Region Jobs Survey

A common theme was the need to support alternative work models for professionals and to foster creative means of employment.

Child Protection: Why Wouldn’t We?

So when we ask the question “why wouldn’t we” – the only “why” is politics.