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Media Releases

ACOSS pays tribute to Graeme Innes’ contribution as Disability Discrimination Commissioner

5 July 2014

ACOSS pays tribute today to Disability Discrimination Commissioner Mr Graeme Innes AM for his important contribution to human rights in Australia, as he leaves the role that he has held since 2005.... [ Read more ]

Payment reform must reduce poverty, complexity, and exclusion from employment

30 June 2014

In responding to the Interim Report of the Reference Group on Welfare Reform, ACOSS says reforms should ensure that no disadvantaged group is worse off, that payments are targeted to need and that... [ Read more ]

Alliance proposes partnerships to secure jobs for disadvantaged jobseekers

30 June 2014

Alliance proposes partnerships to secure jobs for disadvantaged jobseekers

The Australian Council of Social Service, the Australian Council of Trade Unions and the Business Council of Australia today jointly proposed improvements to employment services to deliver better job... [ Read more ]

C20 Summit: ACOSS challenges Government to lead G20 response to youth unemployment

21 June 2014

In her address to the C20 Summit, Dr Cassandra Goldie will call on the Government to show global leadership in reducing youth unemployment and achieving inclusive growth.


"A key goal of this year's... [ Read more ]

ACOSS National Conference Resolution on the Federal Budget

12 June 2014

More than 300 participants of the 2014 ACOSS National Conference have today passed a resolution calling on the federal parliament of Australia to reject divisive and unfair budget proposals that... [ Read more ]

National leaders to deliver major addresses at ACOSS National Conference

12 June 2014

When: June 12, 2014
Where: Brisbane Exhibition and Convention Centre

National leaders will today present their parties vision for a fair and equitable Australia, including the direction of welfare... [ Read more ]

ACOSS calls on government to work with - not against - Australia’s civil society

11 June 2014

What: ACOSS National Conference (program)
When: 11th and 12th June, 2014
Where: Brisbane Exhibition and Convention Centre

The Australian Council of Social Service is calling on the Federal Government... [ Read more ]

ACOSS calls on government to dump plan to cut payments for young unemployed people and focus on jobs

5 June 2014

The Australian Council of Social Service is calling on the Federal Government to drop its damaging plan to deny young unemployed people access to income support for six months after analysis from the... [ Read more ]