TasCOSS enews: Previous Issues

TasCOSS enews: Previous Issues

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  • A Quality Learning Organisation
  • Annual Report 2019
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  • Innovation & Strategic Projects
  • Making News
  • Member resources
  • Policy

Our state’s economic boom can be positive but only if the spoils are shared with all (The Mercury Talking Point, 04/11/19)

Our definition of economic success should be inclusive growth that benefits all Tasmanians, not just growth that assumes growth alone will achieve a better life for all. As we consistently measure up well in the national rankings economically, now is the time to turn our focus to how we ensure the growth is sustainable beyond the traditional cycles we have previously seen.

Kym’s enews Message — 31 October 2019

It’s that time of year again and 2020-21 State Budget Priorities Submissions are front of mind for those working for and within the sector. To assist in the process, TasCOSS has prepared a step-by-step guide to preparing a Budget Priorities Statement.

Budget Priorities Submissions Support for Members

For the benefit of our Members, TasCOSS has compiled a step-by-step guide to preparing a Budget Priorities Statement.

Tackle poverty like road safety (The Mercury Talking Point, 18/10/19)

Kym Goodes says reducing entrenched, generational poverty requires leadership.

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.

Measuring Progress in Tasmania (2014–19)

TasCOSS’s Measuring Progress in Tasmania (2013–19) table tells the clear story of the increased pace of division and inequality in Tasmania.

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.

TasCOSS Life Membership

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.

Our Staff

The TasCOSS team is resourceful and dynamic.

TasCOSS Board

The TasCOSS Board is representative of its Membership.

The TasCOSS Changemaker: Previous Issues

An archive of previous issues of the TasCOSS Changemaker.

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.

Unlock the last quarter of Tasmania (The Mercury Talking Point, 04/12/18)

Investing in people is the missing piece of the puzzle that will enable many more of us to share in the good times, says Kym Goodes.

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.


Prospective TasCOSS Members are now able to apply for membership via our online Membership Application Form. This initiative is designed to promote ease of accessibility with a simple to use interface. The form allows applicants to save their progress by creating a temporary password.

Energy Advocacy

TasCOSS is well represented on the Australian Energy Regulators reference committee and has been involved in the national development of the policy.

New Submission to the TasCOSS Vault

Review of Tasmania’s Local Government Legislation Framework — Reform Directions Paper

Staff Training & Professional Development

TasCOSS is a supportive work environment and has a proactive approach to ongoing professional development for staff members.