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Media Releases

End Child Poverty Starting with Newstart

1 January 2014

1 January 2014 marks twelve-months since thousands of single parent families were forced onto Newstart and into severe hardship - it’s also the launch of the 10 stories website.: ... [ Read more ]

The good, the bad and the ugly:  new social security changes begin today

1 January 2014

Australia’s leading welfare advocates are gearing up for the ‘fight of their lives’ in 2014,  as the Government gets ready to consider its response to the Commission of Audit, amid talk of a further... [ Read more ]

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 ]