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Community experts release national plan to tackle housing affordability crisis

24 March 2015

Peak community and housing groups today called on the Commonwealth Government to work with them in developing a national housing strategy to address the worsening housing affordability crisis in... [ Read more ]

Community experts to release national plan to tackle housing affordability crisis

23 March 2015

Who: Dr Cassandra Goldie, ACOSS CEO, and representatives from peak community housing and homelessness organisations
When: 10.30am Tuesday March 24, 2015
Where: Senate Courtyard, Parliament House,... [ Read more ]

Widespread calls for rejection of ‘cashless’ welfare card ignored: ACOSS

23 March 2015

The Australian Council of Social Service today rejected moves by the Federal Government to introduce trials of another iteration of income management through a ‘cashless' welfare card.

"Of all the... [ Read more ]

Welcome relief for homelessness services and people in crisis

23 March 2015

The Australian Council of Social Service today strongly welcomed the Federal Government announcement to extend the National Partnership Agreement on Homelessness (NPAH) for two years.

"This is... [ Read more ]

Government must scrap harsh plan to deprive young people of income support for six months: ACOSS

20 March 2015

The Australian Council of Social Service today urged the opposition parties and crossbenches to stand firm and vote against the harsh Government proposal to deprive young people of any income support... [ Read more ]

Time to look at real solutions to Australia’s housing affordability crisis: ACOSS

12 March 2015

Speaking at an affordable housing forum in Sydney on Thursday night, ACOSS CEO Dr Cassandra Goldie will call on Federal, State and local Governments to step up to the challenge of improving housing... [ Read more ]

Budget reform: We have a choice - strengthen the social compact or grow apart

5 March 2015

The Australian Council of Social Service says the Intergenerational Report released today highlights the stark choices we face to fund the services we all want into the future.

ACOSS CEO Dr Cassandra... [ Read more ]

National call for urgent reversal of $1 billion worth of damaging cuts to community services

2 March 2015

Councils of Social Service (COSS) across Australia have today joined forces to call on the Federal Government to urgently reverse the damaging cuts to community services so that they can continue to... [ Read more ]