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Media Releases

Reduce ‘red tape’, not much-needed capacity for Australian charities

29 October 2014

On the eve of the Government's second 'Repeal Day', the peak body for Australia’s community services today said the Federal Government’s plan to abolish the sector’s compulsory reporting through the... [ Read more ]

Seniors Supplement is poorly targeted to people who don’t need extra support

28 October 2014

The Australian Council of Social Service today urged the Federal Parliament to support the budget proposal to abolish the Seniors Supplement, which is poorly targeted to people who do not need... [ Read more ]

Governments sleep at the wheel as housing affordability crashes

16 October 2014

The Australian Council of Social Service today urged Australian Governments to take coordinated action to tackle the worsening housing supply crisis.

"New data shows that the housing supply crisis is... [ Read more ]

2.5 million people living in poverty in Australia: new report

12 October 2014

The Australian Council of Social Service has today released a new report revealing that poverty is growing in Australia with an estimated 2.5 million people or 13.9% of all people living below the... [ Read more ]

Major report to reveal poverty is growing in Australia

10 October 2014

Who: Dr Cassandra Goldie, CEO, ACOSS, people living in poverty and representatives from St Vincent de Paul Society, The Salvation Army and other community welfare sector agencies.

When: Start time -... [ Read more ]

Rethink on harsh job search plan a victory for common sense

8 October 2014

Statement from ACOSS CEO Dr Cassandra Goldie

"We are pleased that the Government has listened to the concerns expressed by ACOSS, the business community and many others about the ill-conceived... [ Read more ]

ACOSS welcomes ‘common sense’ of the Senate to reject harsh budget measures

2 October 2014

The Australian Council of Social Service today welcomed the Australian Senate's rejection of radical social security budget measures that would cut the incomes of people living in poverty and its... [ Read more ]

Government report finds plan to deprive young people of income support breaches human rights

30 September 2014

Australia's peak community sector and youth affairs bodies have welcomed a joint bipartisan parliamentary committee finding that two of the Government's proposed changes to youth payments are... [ Read more ]