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Media Releases

National call for urgent reversal of $1 billion worth of damaging cuts to community services

2 March 2015

Joint Press Conference:
Who: ACOSS CEO Dr Cassandra Goldie, and Directors of all eight state and territory councils of social service
When: 10.30am Tuesday March 3, 2015
Where: Level 1, 262 Montague... [ Read more ]

Welfare Review: right questions, flawed model

25 February 2015

Though welcoming key aspects of the McClure report released today, the Australian Council of Social Service said the final report of the Federal Government's commissioned review of Australia's... [ Read more ]

ACOSS to respond to McClure Welfare Review: 2pm

25 February 2015

Who: Dr Cassandra Goldie, ACOSS CEO

When: 2pm Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Where: ACOSS Office, 619 Elizabeth Street, Redfern, NSW

ACOSS CEO Cassandra Goldie will provide a comprehensive response to... [ Read more ]

PC Report fundamentals good but risks for low income households must be addressed: ACOSS

20 February 2015

The Australian Council of Social Service today expressed its support for the simplification of the child care system proposed in the Productivity Commission's report on Childcare and Early Childhood... [ Read more ]

Raising revenue and funding social equity: ACOSS address at CEDA

20 February 2015

Who: Dr Cassandra Goldie, ACOSS CEO

When: 11am Friday, February 20, 2015<

Where: CEDA annual Economic and Political Overview conference in Adelaide (here).

ACOSS CEO Dr Cassandra Goldie today will... [ Read more ]

ACOSS on attacks on the Australian Human Rights Commission

16 February 2015

ACOSS CEO Dr Cassandra Goldie:

ACOSS joins the Australian Bar Association and Law Council of Australia (statement here) in expressing alarm at the unprecedented personal attacks on Human Rights... [ Read more ]

ACOSS response to Government announcement on funding for part Pensioners

16 February 2015

ACOSS CEO Dr Cassandra Goldie said:

"It is extremely disappointing that despite the budget challenges, the Government appears to be prioritising people with investment assets by effectively reversing... [ Read more ]

ACOSS on rise in Australia’s unemployment rate

12 February 2015

ACOSS CEO Dr Cassandra Goldie comments on the rise in Australia's unemployment rate

"The big jump in the unemployment rate we've seen today is deeply concerning, especially since it means 34,500... [ Read more ]