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Media Releases

Tax: Are we paying our fair share?

23 January 2015

ACOSS today released a new report on Australia's taxation system which examines how fair our tax is system currently.

ACOSS CEO Dr Cassandra Goldie:

"We undertook this research to provide accurate... [ Read more ]

ACOSS proposes alternative evidence-based and equitable savings to health services

16 January 2015

The Australian Council of Social Service today called on the Federal Government to heed the growing community concern about affordable, accessible universal health care; and to focus on... [ Read more ]

Collective community sector call for Government halt to ‘devastating’ funding cuts

31 December 2014

ACOSS and state and territory Councils of Social Service have issued a collective New Year's Resolution for the Federal Government to stop devastating funding cuts to community organisations all over... [ Read more ]

Government urged to make a new start in 2015

30 December 2014

Two of the nation's leading community welfare organisations today called on our nation's politicians and leaders to partner with business, welfare, community groups, and churches and charities in... [ Read more ]

Shutting down community voices will weaken Government’s ability to make effective reforms

23 December 2014

The Australian Council of Social Service today expressed deep concern at the extensive funding cuts to community sector organisations announced yesterday, including to policy and advocacy work. ACOSS... [ Read more ]

New Cabinet: Opportunity to reset unfair Budget policies and work together on major reforms

22 December 2014

The Australian Council of Social Service today responded to the Prime Minister's cabinet reshuffle by calling on the Government to seize the opportunity to reset its budget and work with the... [ Read more ]

Groups call for rejection of Healthy Welfare Card

12 December 2014


December 13, 2014

Groups call for Government to reject Forrest Review Healthy Welfare Card; pursue decent welfare reform

Australia's community welfare sector and Aboriginal and Torres... [ Read more ]

Revised GP co-payment still bad public policy: ACOSS

10 December 2014

The Australian Council of Social Service today expressed concern at the ongoing risk to people on low incomes who may be discouraged from seeking timely health advice due to the Government's revised... [ Read more ]