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Media Releases

Cool head needed to restore budget balance: ACOSS

17 December 2013

The Australian Council of Social Service has cautioned the Federal Government against trying to restore the nation's Budget in one-hit, following today's release of the Mid-Year Economic and Fiscal... [ Read more ]

It’s electricity, but not as we know it - Future Grid Forum

6 December 2013

ACOSS CEO Cassandra Goldie participated in the Future Grid Forum panel

Australia's electricity landscape could change significantly in the future and consumers will be deciding just what that future... [ Read more ]

Commission of Audit must confront long term challenges, not deliver ‘quick fix’ cuts: ACOSS

29 November 2013

In its submission to the Commission of Audit released today, the Australian Council of Social Service warned the Federal Government against relying on a ‘quick fix’ of spending cuts to restore the... [ Read more ]

ACOSS to call on Commission of Audit to confront long term challenges, not ‘quick fix’ cuts

28 November 2013

Who: ACOSS CEO Cassandra Goldie

When: 11.30am Friday November 29, 2013

Where: Outside Channel 7, 52 Martin Place, Sydney

The Australian Council of Social Service will caution the Federal Government... [ Read more ]

Lift inadequate allowances and fix unfair super before you raise pension age: ACOSS

22 November 2013

The Australian Council of Social Service says it opposes any suggestion of lifting the pension age to 70 until working age payments are adequate and superannuation tax breaks for older people are... [ Read more ]

Tackling rising child poverty must be core purpose of 44th Parliament and Commission of Audit

12 November 2013

The peak body of Australia's community services sector, ACOSS, and the United Nations Children's Fund, UNICEF, are today calling on the new Australian parliament to make tackling growing child... [ Read more ]

ACOSS/UNICEF call for tackling rising child poverty to be core purpose of 44th parliament

11 November 2013

Who: ACOSS CEO Cassandra Goldie, UNICEF Australia spokesperson Tim O'Connor, and spokespeople from Australia's community sector 

When: 12.15pm Tuesday 12 November 2013

Where: NAB Building, Level 15,... [ Read more ]

Government’s announcement on tax bills sends wrong signal on budget strategy: ACOSS

6 November 2013

The Australian Council of Social Service says it is concerned that today's announcement on tax bills runs the risk of undermining the Government's stated goal of bringing integrity to the Federal... [ Read more ]