Paying the Price of Welfare Reform

Teresa Hinton 2018, Blog, Uncategorized

Paying the Price of Welfare Reform: the experiences of Anglicare staff and clients in interacting with Centrelink   New research released by the Anglicare Australia network, including Anglicare Tasmania’s Social Action and Research Centre, examines the impact of the ongoing automation of Centrelink services on vulnerable clients, on staff, and …

Youth Homelessness Matters Day 2018

Michelle Wisbey 2018, Child Protection, Homelessness, Housing, Opinion Pieces and Public Commentary, Uncategorized

Unsettling truth of Tasmanian child homelessness By SARC researcher Catherine Robinson Read the original article in The Mercury Youth Homelessness Matters Day, which is being acknowledged nationally this week, is an important recognition of the fact that homelessness is experienced by young people, as well as adults. What isn’t well understood ...

Our post-election promise

Michelle Wisbey 2018, Gambling, News and Media, Uncategorized

Our commitment to seeing poker machines removed from Tasmania’s hotels and clubs is as firm as ever. We are committed to seeing our communities freed from the devastating harm caused by the easy accessibility of poker machines. This responsible, evidence-based policy would bring us into line with the rest of …

Poker machine open letter handover

Michelle Wisbey 2018, Uncategorized

As the 2018 Tasmanian state election campaign draws to a close, so does the open letter calling for poker machines to be removed from pubs and clubs. This letter called for Premier Will Hodgman to confine pokies to casinos and this week, we handed over the final letter and urged ...

Tim Costello tackles Tasmanian pokies

Michelle Wisbey Uncategorized

It's hard not to be impressed by Tim Costello. The World Vision chief advocate and Alliance for Gambling Reform spokesperson was in Tasmania this week for a whirlwind tour of North and North-West Tasmania. As the Tasmania state election draws ever-closer, Reverend Costello spent his time in the state talking pokies with a ...