ACNC Commissioner put on notice by National COSS Network

19 December 2017

The National COSS Network is deeply concerned over the Australian Government’s appointment of the Hon. Dr Gary Johns as Commissioner of the Australian Charities and Not for profits Commission (ACNC).


Good news in MYEFO undone by more mean-spirited social security cuts

18 December 2017

In responding to today’s release of the Federal Government’s Mid-Year Economic and Fiscal Outlook, ACOSS said the improved outlook for the Australian economy has been overshadowed by further cruel cuts to vital social security payments for some of the most disadvantaged groups in our community.


ACOSS welcomes marriage equality

8 December 2017

ACOSS congratulates the Australian Parliament on recognising in law the equal rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex and queer people to marry the person they love.


Deeply concerning for all Australians: Appointment of new Charities Commissioner

8 December 2017

Australia’s leading charities and peak bodies today expressed deep concern that the appointment of Dr Gary Johns to lead the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission indicates the government is intent on silencing Australians by destabilising charities.


ACNC appointment an attack on the charity sector

7 December 2017

The Hon. Dr Gary Johns’ appointment as full time Commissioner of the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC) is deeply troubling and an attack on Australia’s charities and not-for-profits.


The Senate must reject mandatory cashless debit cards

7 December 2017

Cassandra Goldie, CEO of ACOSS – the peak body for the community services sector in Australia – calls on the Senate to reject mandatory cashless debit cards following the release of the Senate committee inquiry report.


Silencing advocacy about public policy would threaten democracy

6 December 2017

Banning advocacy by charities who receive international philanthropy about public policy and the issues affecting communities would strike at the health of democratic culture in Australia and must be strongly opposed.


Fix revenue to fill gaping holes in essential services, not raid it for election year tax cuts: ACOSS

4 December 2017

As the holiday season approaches, it is imperative the Federal Parliament focuses on securing the public revenue we need to fund important services like the NDIS, healthcare, education, social housing and vital social security payments.