Media Releases

New Report calls for action on Negative Gearing and Capital Gains Tax

16 April 2015

In a new report released today, ACOSS is calling for action to restrict tax deductions for negatively geared property investments and the 50% discount on Capital Gains Tax, that are together costing... [ Read more ]

New report confirms stable housing is key to work

9 April 2015

A new report from the Productivity Commission dispels the myth that public housing is a disincentive to work and highlights the role of stable housing in employment outcomes. ACOSS has responded with... [ Read more ]

ACOSS outlines fair proposals to reform pensions and superannuation

2 April 2015

Who: Dr Cassandra Goldie, ACOSS CEO

When: 11.00am Thursday, April 2, 2015

Where: Corner Elizabeth St, Martin Place, Sydney (Outside ch7 MAP)

ACOSS CEO Cassandra Goldie will today outline the peak... [ Read more ]

Drop unfair plan to lower pension indexation, reform super and pension assets test instead

1 April 2015

The Australian Council of Social Service today issued a call to the Federal Parliament to reject the plan to lower the Indexation of pensions that would severely impact all pensioners, and instead... [ Read more ]

Competition policy must support community needs and outcomes: ACOSS

31 March 2015

Responding to the release of the Government's Competition Policy Review today, the Australian Council of Social Service said competition policy doesn't exist in isolation but needs to suit the... [ Read more ]

Tax reform is the key to solving Australia’s public budget problems: ACOSS

30 March 2015

In response to the Treasurer's launch of the Government's Tax Reform White Paper at our tax reform breakfast in Melbourne this morning, ACOSS argued that tax reform is the key to resolving our long... [ Read more ]

ACOSS hosts Treasurer Joe Hockey for launch of Tax Discussion Paper

27 March 2015

Who: Dr Cassandra Goldie, ACOSS CEO, hosts Federal Treasurer The Honourable Joe Hockey MP
When: 8.15am for 8.30am start Monday March 30, 2015

Where: Studio 1, ZINC, Federation Square (corner Flinders... [ Read more ]

Reversal of legal funding cuts an important first step, rest of $1B must be restored

26 March 2015

The Australian Council of Social Service has welcomed the announcement today by the Attorney-General George Brandis to restore cuts to vital community legal services.

In making this announcement the... [ Read more ]