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Media Releases

New ACOSS report confirms Budget fails fairness test

23 May 2015

A new report released today by the Australian Council of Social Service shows that, by keeping most of the 2014 savings measures and delivering new cuts, the 2015 Budget would strip an estimated $15... [ Read more ]

ACOSS on Budget 2015: Better direction but lower income earners still doing the heavy lifting

12 May 2015

Speaking at tonight's release of the Federal Budget, ACOSS said it shows some improvements in strategy, with a fairer approach to pension reform and increased investment in child care. But the... [ Read more ]

Community sector response to Federal Budget - doorstop

12 May 2015

Who: ACOSS CEO Dr Cassandra Goldie and representatives from Australia's Community Sector
When: 10.30am Wednesday, May 13, 2014
Where: Senate Courtyard, Parliament House, Canberra

ACOSS CEO Dr... [ Read more ]

New child care investment welcome, but overall package is unbalanced and unfair

11 May 2015

Responding to the announcement of the Federal Government's ‘Jobs for Families' package, ACOSS has welcomed the effort to simplify and strengthen the early childhood and education system but... [ Read more ]

Budget must not forget the unemployed: 83% don’t have enough to live on

9 May 2015

On the eve of the Federal Budget, ACOSS and the state and territory Councils of Social Service have urged the Commonwealth Government to urgently address the gaping holes in Australia's social safety... [ Read more ]

Step in right direction on retirement incomes, much more to be done

7 May 2015

The Australian Council of Social Service has welcomed the Federal Government's decision to drop its unfair proposal to cut the indexation of all pensions and instead tighten access to part-pensions... [ Read more ]

Vilification of ‘struggle street’ is commonplace in Australian media and must stop: ACOSS

5 May 2015

The Australian Council of Social today joined the growing chorus of voices calling for the suspension of the SBS documentary Struggle Street, adding that degrading and insulting portrayals of people... [ Read more ]

ACOSS to appear before Senate Inquiry on impact of devastating community services cuts

21 April 2015

Who: Dr Cassandra Goldie, ACOSS CEO, and Dr Tessa Boyd-Caine, ACOSS Deputy CEO

When: 1.45-2.45pm Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Where: Parliament House, Canberra

ACOSS representatives will appear before a... [ Read more ]