Media Releases

Patchwork energy concession schemes failing people in need: new ACOSS report

31 March 2014

People on low incomes across Australia are going without lighting, hot water and basic heating because of the failure of schemes designed to assist them, a new report from the Australian Council of... [ Read more ]

Housing experts to call for clear action in May Budget to address affordability crisis

27 March 2014

When: 10.30AM, Thursday, March 27, 2014


  • Adrian Pisarski, National Shelter
  • Glenda Stevens, Homelessness Australia
  • Carmel Rosier, Community Housing Federation of Australia
  • Cassandra Goldie, CEO,... [ Read more ]

Reducing poverty should be the final word on budget measures: New OECD report

19 March 2014

ACOSS Press Conference

Who: Cassandra Goldie, CEO, Australian Council of Social Service

When: 12.30pm Wednesday March 19, 2014

Where: ACOSS, Level 2, 619 Elizabeth St Redfern

An new OECD report shows... [ Read more ]

Senate should oppose repeal of clean energy laws

17 March 2014

Leading welfare, research, environment and trade union groups today urged the Senate not to repeal clean energy laws especially given the absence of credible Government alternatives.

“The Government... [ Read more ]

NRAS vital in increasing affordable housing stock

11 March 2014

Responding to media reports today alleging abuses of the National Rental Affordability Scheme, leading housing organisations and peak bodies have expressed strong support for the role of NRAS in... [ Read more ]

Disability leaders and community sector representatives unite: doorstop interview

7 March 2014

 Disability leaders and community sector representatives unite in push to address jobs crisis for people with disability, amidst growing speculation about possible cuts to income and service supports... [ Read more ]

Community organisations call for a certain future for family violence services: Doorstop

6 March 2014

  • Cassandra Goldie, CEO, Australian Council for Social Service (ACOSS)
  • Fiona McCormack, CEO, Domestic Violence Victoria (DV Vic)
  • Jenny Smith, CEO, Council to Homeless Persons (CHP)
  • Jacinta... [ Read more ]

ACOSS calls on Commonwealth to end funding uncertainty over services

4 March 2014

Amid growing budget speculation, the Australian Council of Social Service has today called on the Federal Government to end uncertainty about the future of key community services.

In a supplementary... [ Read more ]