Media Releases

St Petersburg G20 Summit: Australian C20 statement

9 September 2013

Dr Cassandra Goldie, CEO, ACOSS and Tim Costello, CEO, World Vision Australia

At the close of this 2013 Summit, we celebrate the inaugural official Civil G20 process under the Russian presidency,... [ Read more ]

ACOSS concerned by proposed cuts to Aboriginal legal services and foreign aid

6 September 2013

Speaking from the G20 Leaders Summit in Russia, Chief Executive Officer of the Australian Council of Social Service, Dr Cassandra Goldie said, "It is very disappointing that some of the Coalition's... [ Read more ]

Make jobs and tackling poverty top priorities of next parliament: Leaders told

4 September 2013

The Australian Council of Social Service today called on the major political parties to make employment and lifting people out of poverty the top priorities for the next Parliament, following the... [ Read more ]

Tackle inequality within and between nations to boost jobs, economic growth: G20 told

4 September 2013

Governments struggling to meet community needs and aspirations must listen to a broad range of voices as their leaders meet for the world's premier economic forum in Russia this week.

As the leaders... [ Read more ]

ACOSS report calls for action on energy efficiency for low income households

29 August 2013

The Australian Council of Social Service is calling for urgent government action to make energy more affordable for low income households, in a new report released today.

The report titled, Energy... [ Read more ]

ACOSS outlines reform principles for a fairer and more efficient tax system

27 August 2013

The Australian Council of Social Service today released a set of principles to serve as a starting point for reform of Australia's tax system.

"Too often, would-be tax reformers start with their... [ Read more ]

ACOSS calls for reform of family payments to tackle child poverty: New campaign is launched

23 August 2013

The Australian Council of Social Service today unveiled new modelling detailing a path for making Australia's Family Tax Benefit system fairer - by better targeting payments to families that need... [ Read more ]

ACOSS to release modelling on reform of Australia’s family payment system to reduce child poverty

22 August 2013

Who: ACOSS CEO Dr Cassandra Goldie and representatives from Australia's community welfare sector

When: 11AM Friday August 23, 2013

Where: Mural Hall, Parliament House, Canberra

The Australian... [ Read more ]