Media Releases

New Cabinet: Opportunity to reset unfair Budget policies and work together on major reforms

22 December 2014

The Australian Council of Social Service today responded to the Prime Minister's cabinet reshuffle by calling on the Government to seize the opportunity to reset its budget and work with the... [ Read more ]

Groups call for rejection of Healthy Welfare Card

12 December 2014


December 13, 2014

Groups call for Government to reject Forrest Review Healthy Welfare Card; pursue decent welfare reform

Australia's community welfare sector and Aboriginal and Torres... [ Read more ]

Revised GP co-payment still bad public policy: ACOSS

10 December 2014

The Australian Council of Social Service today expressed concern at the ongoing risk to people on low incomes who may be discouraged from seeking timely health advice due to the Government's revised... [ Read more ]

80% of Australia’s community services unable to meet demand: ACOSS report

8 December 2014

The largest survey of Australia's community services sector to be released today, reveals that 80% of frontline agencies are unable to meet current levels of demand with the resources they have. The... [ Read more ]

Australia’s community services unable to meet demand: new ACOSS report

7 December 2014

Who: Dr Cassandra Goldie, ACOSS CEO

When: 10am Monday, December 8, 2014

Where: Weave Youth & Community Services, Corner Elizabeth & Allen Streets, Waterloo, NSW. Map Link: http://g.co/maps/ukx5m
... [ Read more ]

Inequality report confirms need for policy rethink

4 December 2014

The Australian Council of Social Service is calling on the Federal Government to ensure the upcoming Mid-Year Economic and Fiscal Outook and future welfare reforms reduce growing inequality,... [ Read more ]

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 ]