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Media Releases

ACOSS response to Government announcement on funding for part Pensioners

16 February 2015

ACOSS CEO Dr Cassandra Goldie said:

"It is extremely disappointing that despite the budget challenges, the Government appears to be prioritising people with investment assets by effectively reversing... [ Read more ]

ACOSS on rise in Australia’s unemployment rate

12 February 2015

ACOSS CEO Dr Cassandra Goldie comments on the rise in Australia's unemployment rate

"The big jump in the unemployment rate we've seen today is deeply concerning, especially since it means 34,500... [ Read more ]

Joint Community-business tax reform dialogue gains momentum

7 February 2015

The Australian Council of Social Service (ACOSS) and the Business Coalition on Tax Reform (BCTR) have today jointly urged Australian governments to take up the challenge of tax reform as a national... [ Read more ]

A small business tax cut is not a jobs plan: ACOSS

2 February 2015

In responding to the Prime Minister Tony Abbott's National Press Club speech today, ACOSS has urged the Government to develop a national jobs plan with unemployment expected to increase to as much as... [ Read more ]

Reprieve for vital community services left in limbo by Government Budget cuts

30 January 2015

ACOSS has welcomed the Minister for Social Services the Hon. Scott Morrison's announcement today to extend funding for government-funded services that were advised they had lost funding on Christmas... [ Read more ]

Budget must chart a fairer path back to surplus: ACOSS

29 January 2015

The Australian Council of Social Service today urged the Federal Government to focus on restoring revenue by addressing inefficient tax arrangements, rather than through spending cuts, and chart a... [ Read more ]

Tax: Are we paying our fair share?

23 January 2015

ACOSS today released a new report on Australia's taxation system which examines how fair our tax is system currently.

ACOSS CEO Dr Cassandra Goldie:

"We undertook this research to provide accurate... [ Read more ]

ACOSS proposes alternative evidence-based and equitable savings to health services

16 January 2015

The Australian Council of Social Service today called on the Federal Government to heed the growing community concern about affordable, accessible universal health care; and to focus on... [ Read more ]