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ACOSS proposes ‘common income support payment’ in overhaul of social security system

12 August 2014

The Australian Council of Social Service is calling for a major overhaul of the social security system for people of working age, proposing a single or ‘common' income support payment with added... [ Read more ]

Unemployment is rising and Budget policies cast young people adrift

8 August 2014

The Australian Council of Social Service today said the sharp rise in unemployment is disturbing and highlights the risks posed by current Federal Government proposals that strip away supports and... [ Read more ]

Community Organisations to get savvy with IT

7 August 2014

The Australian Council of Social Service today launched the Community Sector Digital Business Kit Project in partnership with Infoxchange and has released modules on a new website www.improveIT.org.... [ Read more ]

ACOSS joins voices welcoming Government rethink on RDA changes

6 August 2014

The Australian Council of Social Service today joined the chorus of human rights and community leaders welcoming the Federal Government's decision to maintain current protections against... [ Read more ]

Forrest review includes some sound proposals, but radical social security changes should be rejected

1 August 2014

The Australian Council of Social Service today responded to the Andrew Forrest review of Indigenous Training and Employment Programmes by welcoming the emphasis on early learning and demand led... [ Read more ]

One sided obligations will make it tougher for people looking for work: ACOSS

28 July 2014

The Australian Council of Social Service today described the Federal Government's proposed changes to job search requirements as one-sided and harsh, with Government investing too little to make a... [ Read more ]

Long live climate action: groups call for end to polluting politics

17 July 2014

Long live climate action: groups call for end to polluting politics

A coalition of civil society groups has urged Parliament to end divisive climate politics and take constructive action to reduce carbon pollution. The group has expressed deep disappointment at the... [ Read more ]

Australian community leaders unite in defending a price on pollution

8 July 2014

Note: representatives of the AMWU, ACOSS, ACF, AYCC, PHAA, UFU and ARRCC will conduct a press conference in the Senate courtyard, Parliament House, on Tuesday 8 July at 10.30 am.

More than twenty... [ Read more ]