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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

Forrest review includes some sound proposals, but radical social security changes should be rejected

1 August 2014

The Australian Council of Social Service today responded to the Andrew Forrest review of Indigenous Training and Employment Programmes by welcoming the emphasis on early learning and demand led... [ Read more ]

One sided obligations will make it tougher for people looking for work: ACOSS

28 July 2014

The Australian Council of Social Service today described the Federal Government's proposed changes to job search requirements as one-sided and harsh, with Government investing too little to make a... [ Read more ]

Long live climate action: groups call for end to polluting politics

17 July 2014

Long live climate action: groups call for end to polluting politics

A coalition of civil society groups has urged Parliament to end divisive climate politics and take constructive action to reduce carbon pollution. The group has expressed deep disappointment at the... [ Read more ]

Australian community leaders unite in defending a price on pollution

8 July 2014

Note: representatives of the AMWU, ACOSS, ACF, AYCC, PHAA, UFU and ARRCC will conduct a press conference in the Senate courtyard, Parliament House, on Tuesday 8 July at 10.30 am.

More than twenty... [ Read more ]

ACOSS pays tribute to Graeme Innes’ contribution as Disability Discrimination Commissioner

5 July 2014

ACOSS pays tribute today to Disability Discrimination Commissioner Mr Graeme Innes AM for his important contribution to human rights in Australia, as he leaves the role that he has held since 2005.... [ Read more ]

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