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Media Contact

We welcome inquiries from media organisations for interview requests on ACOSS' policy positions and reaction to policy developments affecting low income Australians.

ACOSS Media and Communications Coordinator Fernando de Freitas
Office: 02 93106209
Mobile: 0419 626 155
Email: fernando@acoss.org.au

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Latest Media Releases

Health groups call for leadership in healthcare funding

23 September 2014

As a new AIHW report showing declining health spending is released, a wide range of health advocacy organisations have joined together today to call on the Government and Parliament to show... [ Read more ]

Pensions up, but little cheer for many as Newstart payments fall further behind

21 September 2014

Joint media release, ACOSS and National Welfare Rights Network, 20 September 2014

A new analysis of social security payments reveals that the single Newstart Allowance paid to over half a million... [ Read more ]

Evidence based Youth Employment Strategy needed, not more ad hoc policy ideas

9 September 2014

The Australian Council of Social Service has today called on the Federal Government to bring together key experts to develop a comprehensive Youth Employment Strategy that will work, rather than... [ Read more ]

No income means no income, whether it’s 26 weeks or four weeks

2 September 2014

The Federal Government should immediately abandon plans to cut unemployment benefits for young people under 30 for any period - whether for six months or one month - according to Australian Council... [ Read more ]

ACOSS calls on Government to tackle sacred cow of super tax breaks

28 August 2014

The Australian Council of Social Service today said the Federal Government cannot afford to keep giving the top 20% of income earners half of all superannuation tax concessions if it wants the... [ Read more ]

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