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Media Releases

80% of Australia’s community services unable to meet demand: ACOSS report

8 December 2014

The largest survey of Australia's community services sector to be released today, reveals that 80% of frontline agencies are unable to meet current levels of demand with the resources they have. The... [ Read more ]

Australia’s community services unable to meet demand: new ACOSS report

7 December 2014

Who: Dr Cassandra Goldie, ACOSS CEO

When: 10am Monday, December 8, 2014

Where: Weave Youth & Community Services, Corner Elizabeth & Allen Streets, Waterloo, NSW. Map Link: http://g.co/maps/ukx5m
... [ Read more ]

Inequality report confirms need for policy rethink

4 December 2014

The Australian Council of Social Service is calling on the Federal Government to ensure the upcoming Mid-Year Economic and Fiscal Outook and future welfare reforms reduce growing inequality,... [ Read more ]

ACOSS calls on Govt to implement UN Committee against Torture recommendations

2 December 2014

ACOSS today applauded the UN Committee against Torture's clear findings against Australia's treatment of people seeking asylum and refugees.

The Committee found major breaches of our international... [ Read more ]

Community and business come together to call for tax reform

1 December 2014

Representatives from business and community sectors have begun a dialogue about tax reform to explore areas of agreement and disagreement ahead of the Government's tax review next year.

"If we are to... [ Read more ]

10 stories to Premier in Sydney

13 November 2014

Ten remarkable women will feature in the Sydney Premiere of documentary 10 Stories of Single Mothers at the Chauvel this Thursday evening.

10 Stories is the story of Wendy, Bianca, Dianne, Penny,... [ Read more ]

Australia’s community sector meets ahead of G20 to call for a national inclusive growth plan

11 November 2014

Australia's community sector will gather in Melbourne today to urge the Australian government to work together with civil society and business groups on a national inclusive growth plan as G20 world... [ Read more ]

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 ]