Why this blog?

Storytelling can change the world.

The Bottom Line Blog is a public site you can share your story of living on a low income.

You can tell your story with words, photos, videos or artwork.

Listen now to one of our bloggers explain why she wanted to be part of the blog on 936 ABC Hobart’s Breakfast radio show:


Storytelling can change the world: it’s our aim for this blog to help others and influence politicians all at the same time.

Click here to get started by posting your story, photo or video.

Please remember that this site is public: if you wish to remain anonymous, please tell us and we’ll make sure your story doesn’t reveal who you are.

All contributions are moderated to ensure this space remains safe and respectful. Stories are copyright to the Bottom Line Blog, and may not be reproduced without due acknowledgment of the source.

If you’re not sure what it’s all about, call Amy or Dale on 03 6231 0755 or email Amy.

This blog is maintained by the Tasmanian Council of Social Service (TasCOSS).

You can find out more about TasCOSS here.

TasCOSS advocates for the interests of low income and otherwise disadvantaged Tasmanians. One way to do this is by providing space to tell personal stories about the realities of low income living.

Get started by sending us your story!

Head Above Water, TasWeekend Magazine

“Mary* is a 37-year-old mother of two from Risdonvale, one of the many struggling suburbs and towns in Tasmania.

“She works as a casual cleaner and her husband is a courier driver. Both are on casual wages. If they get sick, no pay. If they cannot work because a child is sick, no pay.

“Winter is hard. “Last winter we ran out of wood and had to rely on blankets and jumpers,” Mary says.”

Read more in TasWeekend’s powerful article, Head Above Water

Disadvantaged given a voice The Examiner 130715

Stories from people who live on a low income in Tasmania

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