Target Budget waste to make room for poverty alleviation
May 17, 2013 - The Australian Council of Social service has said it is very concerned with elements of the Opposition's Budget reply speech that would see income reduced for the poorest people in our community. Read Statement.
Also see ACOSS Response to Budget here.
May 16, 2013 - The Australian Council of Social Service today welcomed the passing of a motion in the House of Representatives declaring that the rate of Newstart Allowance is too low. Read Media Release.
Also see Release: ACOSS Lack of action to increase Newstart Allowance fails most disadvantaged - May 13, 2013.
ACOSS Post-Budget Lunch with the Treasurer
ACOSS will once again host the Hon Wayne Swan MP, Federal Treasurer and Deputy Prime Minister, for his Post-Budget Address to the community sector.
The Address will be followed by a panel discussion for further analysis of the Budget, from a range of community sector perspectives.
Chair: Paul Bongiorno, based in Canberra, is Network Ten's National Affairs Editor.Panel:
- Marc Purcell, Executive Director, Australian Council for International Development (ACFID)
- Lindon Coombes, CEO, National Congress of Australia's First Peoples
- Cassandra Goldie, CEO, Australian Council of Social Service (ACOSS)
Date: Thursday May 23, 2013 Time:12 - 2.30pm
May 9, 2013 - Thank you to everyone who attended the call to action to increase the Newstart allowance, the single most important act to alleviate poverty for almost 1 million people and their children.
For more information our Newstart Allowance campaign: $35 a day is not enough!
Single parent rallies to overturn devastating payment cuts
April 15, 2013 - Single parents rallied across Australia on the weekend to bring attention to the cuts in payments of over 80,000 single parent families.