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Budget should be based on needs, not wants: ACOSS

10 February 2014

The Australian Council of Social Service today urged the Federal Government to deliver on its promise to put the nation's Budget on a sustainable long-term footing in a fair way that doesn't leave... [ Read more ]

ACOSS calls for Budget to be based on needs, not wants

9 February 2014

Who: ACOSS CEO Dr Cassandra Goldie

When: 10AM Monday February 10, 2014

Where: ACOSS Office, Level 2, 619 Elizabeth Street, Redfern, NSW

ACOSS CEO Dr Cassandra Goldie will on Monday unveil... [ Read more ]

ACOSS response to Government’s plans for ACNC

30 January 2014

Dr Cassandra Goldie, ACOSS CEO, said:

"In 2010 the Productivity Commission conducted the most comprehensive assessment of the contribution of Australia's non-profit organisations and what was needed... [ Read more ]

ACOSS CEO on review of social security payments

22 January 2014

ACOSS CEO Dr Cassandra Goldie today responded to the Federal Government's announcement that it is reviewing Australia's social security payment system, expressing support for a review provided it... [ Read more ]

ACOSS to respond to review of social security payments

21 January 2014

Who: ACOSS CEO Dr Cassandra Goldie 

When: 1.15pm Tuesday January 21, 2014 

Where: ACOSS Office, Level 2, 619 Elizabeth Street, Redfern, NSW 

ACOSS CEO Dr Cassandra Goldie will respond to the Federal... [ Read more ]

End Child Poverty Starting with Newstart

1 January 2014

1 January 2014 marks twelve-months since thousands of single parent families were forced onto Newstart and into severe hardship - it’s also the launch of the 10 stories website.: ... [ Read more ]

The good, the bad and the ugly:  new social security changes begin today

1 January 2014

Australia’s leading welfare advocates are gearing up for the ‘fight of their lives’ in 2014,  as the Government gets ready to consider its response to the Commission of Audit, amid talk of a further... [ Read more ]

Cool head needed to restore budget balance: ACOSS

17 December 2013

The Australian Council of Social Service has cautioned the Federal Government against trying to restore the nation's Budget in one-hit, following today's release of the Mid-Year Economic and Fiscal... [ Read more ]