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Media Releases

C20 Summit: ACOSS challenges Government to lead G20 response to youth unemployment

21 June 2014

In her address to the C20 Summit, Dr Cassandra Goldie will call on the Government to show global leadership in reducing youth unemployment and achieving inclusive growth.


"A key goal of this year's... [ Read more ]

ACOSS National Conference Resolution on the Federal Budget

12 June 2014

More than 300 participants of the 2014 ACOSS National Conference have today passed a resolution calling on the federal parliament of Australia to reject divisive and unfair budget proposals that... [ Read more ]

National leaders to deliver major addresses at ACOSS National Conference

12 June 2014

When: June 12, 2014
Where: Brisbane Exhibition and Convention Centre

National leaders will today present their parties vision for a fair and equitable Australia, including the direction of welfare... [ Read more ]

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 ]