Media Releases

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 ]

$1.8 billion drug savings the right medicine for consumers and taxpayers

21 August 2013

The latest cuts to drug prices announced by the Government today are welcome news for taxpayers and people who struggle to meet their medicine bills, says the Consumers Health Forum, CHOICE and the... [ Read more ]

Focus on carbon productivity for fair, sustainable climate action

21 August 2013

Australia can only achieve prosperity, competitiveness and fairness in the 21st century with stronger climate policies that improve carbon and energy productivity, said an alliance of social, union,... [ Read more ]

Stand up for cheaper medicines!

20 August 2013

Today ACOSS, CHF, and Choice have launched a major campaign to call on consumers, Government and members of a future Government to ‘Stand up for Cheaper Medicines'.

They say that Australian families... [ Read more ]