Media Releases

Lift inadequate allowances and fix unfair super before you raise pension age: ACOSS

22 November 2013

The Australian Council of Social Service says it opposes any suggestion of lifting the pension age to 70 until working age payments are adequate and superannuation tax breaks for older people are... [ Read more ]

Tackling rising child poverty must be core purpose of 44th Parliament and Commission of Audit

12 November 2013

The peak body of Australia's community services sector, ACOSS, and the United Nations Children's Fund, UNICEF, are today calling on the new Australian parliament to make tackling growing child... [ Read more ]

ACOSS/UNICEF call for tackling rising child poverty to be core purpose of 44th parliament

11 November 2013

Who: ACOSS CEO Cassandra Goldie, UNICEF Australia spokesperson Tim O'Connor, and spokespeople from Australia's community sector 

When: 12.15pm Tuesday 12 November 2013

Where: NAB Building, Level 15,... [ Read more ]

Government’s announcement on tax bills sends wrong signal on budget strategy: ACOSS

6 November 2013

The Australian Council of Social Service says it is concerned that today's announcement on tax bills runs the risk of undermining the Government's stated goal of bringing integrity to the Federal... [ Read more ]

Affordable housing vital to participation and productivity: ACOSS

4 November 2013

The Australian Council of Social Service has welcomed Kevin Andrew's first speech as Federal Housing Minister, and is calling on the new Government to work with the States and Territories to improve... [ Read more ]

Aboriginal organisations and NGOs launch collaboration to put communities back in control in the NT

1 November 2013

An alliance of Aboriginal organisations and non-Aboriginal NGOs today launched a set of principles aimed at empowering Aboriginal organisations and communities in the NT to take control of their... [ Read more ]

National Commission of Audit must be about long term sustainability not short term cuts

23 October 2013

The Australian Council of Social Service says the federal Government's National Commission of Audit must prioritise getting the federal budget on a sustainable footing for the long term, not short... [ Read more ]

Time to face the facts on rural poverty in Australia

14 October 2013

Two of the nation's peak community bodies have come together to release a snapshot of the extent of poverty and disadvantage outside Australia's major capital cities, highlighting the devastating... [ Read more ]