Media Releases

ACOSS calls on Govt to implement UN Committee against Torture recommendations

2 December 2014

ACOSS today applauded the UN Committee against Torture's clear findings against Australia's treatment of people seeking asylum and refugees.

The Committee found major breaches of our international... [ Read more ]

Community and business come together to call for tax reform

1 December 2014

Representatives from business and community sectors have begun a dialogue about tax reform to explore areas of agreement and disagreement ahead of the Government's tax review next year.

"If we are to... [ Read more ]

10 stories to Premier in Sydney

13 November 2014

Ten remarkable women will feature in the Sydney Premiere of documentary 10 Stories of Single Mothers at the Chauvel this Thursday evening.

10 Stories is the story of Wendy, Bianca, Dianne, Penny,... [ Read more ]

Australia’s community sector meets ahead of G20 to call for a national inclusive growth plan

11 November 2014

Australia's community sector will gather in Melbourne today to urge the Australian government to work together with civil society and business groups on a national inclusive growth plan as G20 world... [ Read more ]

Reduce ‘red tape’, not much-needed capacity for Australian charities

29 October 2014

On the eve of the Government's second 'Repeal Day', the peak body for Australia’s community services today said the Federal Government’s plan to abolish the sector’s compulsory reporting through the... [ Read more ]

Seniors Supplement is poorly targeted to people who don’t need extra support

28 October 2014

The Australian Council of Social Service today urged the Federal Parliament to support the budget proposal to abolish the Seniors Supplement, which is poorly targeted to people who do not need... [ Read more ]

Governments sleep at the wheel as housing affordability crashes

16 October 2014

The Australian Council of Social Service today urged Australian Governments to take coordinated action to tackle the worsening housing supply crisis.

"New data shows that the housing supply crisis is... [ Read more ]

2.5 million people living in poverty in Australia: new report

12 October 2014

The Australian Council of Social Service has today released a new report revealing that poverty is growing in Australia with an estimated 2.5 million people or 13.9% of all people living below the... [ Read more ]