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.
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.
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.
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.
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’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.
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.
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.