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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 ]

Signs low income and vulnerable to bear brunt of Budget repair

24 April 2014

The Australian Council of Social Service today said that those living on low incomes and vulnerable appear likely to bear the brunt of the Federal Government's effort to steer the Budget back on a... [ Read more ]

Avoid DSP changes that are likely to further exacerbate mental illness

20 April 2014

DOORSTOP: 12.30pm Sunday, April 20, 2014

Press Gallery boxes, Parliament House, Canberra

The Australian Council of Social Service and disability advocacy members today urged the Federal Government to... [ Read more ]

Australia’s vital community services face funding uncertainty crisis: New Report

15 April 2014

The Australian Council of Social Service today urged the Federal Government to make funding certain for vital community organisations, in the wake of an alarming survey revealing almost nine in ten... [ Read more ]

Govt has stark choice on pension reform to improve fairness and Budget sustainability

14 April 2014

The Australian Council of Social Service today urged the Federal Government to tighten access to the Aged Pension for people with significant assets and increase the preservation age of... [ Read more ]

The ACOSS Board stands with refugees and asylum seekers

14 April 2014

On Sunday 13th April 2014 thousands of Australians attended peaceful rallies around the nation to express their concern over current policy approaches to asylum seekers and refugees. The ACOSS Board... [ Read more ]