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Media Releases

Budget rethink needed to keep Australia on course

20 May 2014

The Federal Budget does not set a course for building the social infrastructure and opportunity that Australians need according to representatives from state and territory Councils of Social Service... [ Read more ]

State and territory community sector leaders respond to Federal Budget

20 May 2014

MEDIA ALERT

Who: Leaders of state and territory Council's of Social Service
When: 10.30am Tuesday, May 20, 2014
Where: NCOSS Courtyard, 66 Albion St Surry Hills

Leaders of state and territory Councils... [ Read more ]

Budget divides the nation, young and old, rich and poor: ACOSS

13 May 2014

The Australian Council of Social Service tonight said it was deeply concerned that those in our nation who carry the greatest burden from spending cuts in the Budget are those who can least afford... [ Read more ]

Community sector response to Federal Budget

13 May 2014

Joint community sector response to Budget: Doorstop

Who: ACOSS CEO Dr Cassandra Goldie and representatives from Australia's Community Sector
When: 10.30am Wednesday, May 14, 2014
Where: Senate... [ Read more ]

Cutting payments and employment supports puts young people at risk

5 May 2014

Australia's peak community sector and youth affairs bodies today expressed deep concern at proposals to deprive young people of payments and employment services, that would make it harder for them to... [ Read more ]

Audit fails the fairness test: ACOSS

1 May 2014

The Australia Council of Social Service said that most of the recommendations contained in the National Commission of Audit report fail the fairness test, and has called on the Government to adopt a... [ Read more ]

Snapshot highlights need for expansion of NRAS and a National Affordable Housing Plan

30 April 2014

Australia's peak community sector body and leading housing groups today called on the Federal Government to commit to continuing the National Rental Affordability Scheme as part of a national... [ Read more ]

Don’t target the most vulnerable to restore the budget: ACOSS

29 April 2014

The Australian Council of Social Service today urged the Federal Government to prevent unnecessary cuts to vital payments for some of the most disadvantaged people on the lowest incomes in the... [ Read more ]