Real Help to Find Employment

TasCOSS proposes that Tasmania be a trial site for a place-based, regional labour market model. A local governance body  would be established and after mapping the capitals in the community, they would commission the services required for both job seekers and employers.

We have the highest long term unemployment rate as a percentage of labour force of all states and territories. The average duration of unemployment is 69 weeks compared to 49.6 weeks nationally.

The employment services system is failing those Tasmanians looking for work and the businesses seeking to employ them.

Research by TasCOSS and the TCCI showed that the most disadvantaged jobseekers are not getting the support they need to transition into employment; there is a need for more individualised services for the most disadvantaged job seekers so they are better matched to jobs and pre-employment support; and employment services need to be more responsive to local labour market conditions.

TasCOSS seeks a commitment to funding a place-based employment services trial in Tasmania.


Tasmanians Need the Next Federal Government to Deliver…

Candidate Responses to TasCOSS Federal Election Priorities

For the benefit of our Members and supporters, TasCOSS collated candidate responses to the Federal Election priorities for Tasmanians. Find out more about the policy initiatives of each candidate and/or party in response to the priority areas.

ACOSS Federal Election Policy Tracker

The ACOSS Policy Tracker has been prepared based on independent analysis of policy proposals, drawing on correspondence we have received to date, and public announcements.

Quality Health & Community Services for all in Need

TasCOSS urges the next Federal Government to ensure dental care is affordable for all by, as a first step, doubling the number of adults able to use public dental services.

A Secure, Affordable Home for Everybody

We call on the next Federal Government to waive Tasmania’s housing debt so that we can invest in affordable housing for all Tasmanians.