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ACOSS calls on government to work with - not against - Australia’s civil society

11 June 2014

What: ACOSS National Conference (program)
When: 11th and 12th June, 2014
Where: Brisbane Exhibition and Convention Centre

The Australian Council of Social Service is calling on the Federal Government... [ Read more ]

ACOSS calls on government to dump plan to cut payments for young unemployed people and focus on jobs

5 June 2014

The Australian Council of Social Service is calling on the Federal Government to drop its damaging plan to deny young unemployed people access to income support for six months after analysis from the... [ Read more ]

ACOSS National Conference to discuss the future of public policy and advocacy in Australia

4 June 2014

In the aftermath of a divisive federal budget, Australian civil society will come together to discuss the current state and future direction of public policy and community advocacy in Australia, on... [ Read more ]

ACOSS Board expresses deep concern at funding cut to Refugee Council of Australia

3 June 2014

The Australian Council of Social Service notes with deep concern the decision by the Commonwealth Government to end funding to the Refugee Council of Australia and the implication for the... [ Read more ]

Focus on jobs not penalising people: ACOSS

28 May 2014

The Australian Council of Social Service has called on the Federal Government to focus on improving job opportunities for young people and strengthen training and education available instead of... [ Read more ]

Who will really pay for Budget repair? ACOSS analysis

22 May 2014

The Australian Council of Social Service has released new analysis revealing that people on low and middle incomes will carry the overwhelming burden of repairing the federal Budget.

"Our analysis... [ Read more ]

G20 lead-in gets underway with C20 Summit

21 May 2014

Global civil society will come together in Melbourne in June for the C20 Summit which is the first of the lead-in G20 ‘satellite' conferences to debate policy suggestions to be put to the G20.

The... [ Read more ]

Budget rethink needed to keep Australia on course

20 May 2014

The Federal Budget does not set a course for building the social infrastructure and opportunity that Australians need according to representatives from state and territory Councils of Social Service... [ Read more ]