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Media Releases

Condemnation for government’s asylum seeker policy – cruel and inhumane

22 July 2013

ACOSS joins with St Vincent de Paul and UnitingCare Australia to condemn Friday's announcement of a new immigration policy which increases offshore processing of asylum seekers and gives them no hope... [ Read more ]

Housing affordability crucial for job seekers

17 July 2013

The Australian Council of Social Service today welcomed the release of the Australians for Affordable Housing report, Opening Doors to Employment: Is housing affordability hindering jobseekers.

ACOSS... [ Read more ]

Unemployed young people: too many affected, too little support

11 July 2013

In response to today's unemployment figures which show Youth unemployment at more than 4 times the national average, ACOSS has joined with the Australian Youth Affairs Coalition in calling on the... [ Read more ]

United call for action on housing affordability crisis

2 July 2013

The Australian Council of Social Service today brought together national housing peak bodies and leading welfare agencies in a united call to all political parties to make housing a top priority... [ Read more ]

National housing and welfare groups demand action on housing affordability crisis

2 July 2013

Who: Tessa Boyd-Caine, Deputy CEO, ACOSS and representatives from national housing peak bodies and leading welfare organisations

When: 10.30AM Tuesday July 2, 2013

Where: Senate Courtyard, Parliament... [ Read more ]

Australia’s community services unable to meet growing demand

1 July 2013

The largest survey of Australia's community services sector reveals that frontline agencies are under enormous strain and unable to meet the growing demand for help, according to the Australian... [ Read more ]

Australia’s community services unable to meet growing demand: New report

30 June 2013

Who: Dr Tessa Boyd- Caine, Deputy CEO ACOSS, and representatives of major charities and community welfare organisations

When: 10.30AM Monday July 1, 2013

Where: St Vincent de Paul Society Ozanam... [ Read more ]

ACOSS welcomes statutory definition as first step to a truly modern approach to charity

28 June 2013

The Australian Council of Social Service has welcomed the passage of the Charities Bill 2013 through the Federal parliament.

ACOSS Deputy CEO Dr Tessa Boyd-Caine said, "ACOSS welcomes the enshrining... [ Read more ]