Here is the list of free Confluence add-ons for tasks from the Atlassian Marketplace; hopefully you'll find something in that list that will give you what you need.
(If you're wondering why the standard task list functionality is so limited, my guess is that Atlassian would rather you purchased JIRA, which is essentially one massive task list organiser.)
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