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Media Releases

Retaining and attracting staff remains significant issue for Australia’s NFP sector

20 June 2013

The Australian Council of Social Service said a new report released today supports its own findings showing that attracting and retaining staff remains one of the most significant challenges facing... [ Read more ]

Govt must heed call from yet another report to raise Newstart

18 June 2013

The Australian Council of Social Service today called on the federal Government to listen to the findings of yet another Senate Inquiry report and move to increase the Newstart Allowance as a matter... [ Read more ]

‘Critical decade’ to shield Australia’s vital social infrastructure

17 June 2013

The Australian Council of Social Service today backed the findings of a new report arguing this is the ‘critical decade' for action on climate change, adding that disadvantaged groups will feel the... [ Read more ]

C20 major step for inclusion of Australia’s civil society: ACOSS

13 June 2013

The Australian Council of Social Service today welcomed the announcement of the formation of the Australian Civil Society 20 (C20) as an integral part of the program for Australia to host the G20 in... [ Read more ]

Extend National Partnership Agreement on Homelessness to continue progress: ACOSS

5 June 2013

The Australian Council of Social Service today called for an immediate extension of the National Partnership Agreement on homelessness, beyond the current one year that is on offer, to enable us to... [ Read more ]

ACOSS calls on NT Government to scrap ‘discriminatory’ Alcohol Mandatory Treatment Bill

28 May 2013

The Australian Council of Social Service today called on the Northern Territory Government to rethink its proposed Alcohol Mandatory Treatment Bill that is currently before the NT parliament.

"We are... [ Read more ]

Major parties must agree to increase Newstart to reduce worsening poverty

22 May 2013

The Australian Council of Social Service today called on the nation's major political parties to agree to move urgently to legislate an increase in low income support payments, such as Newstart... [ Read more ]

Targeting Budget waste needs to free up spending for poverty alleviation: ACOSS

17 May 2013

The Australian Council of Social service has said it is very concerned with elements of the Opposition's Budget reply speech that would see income reduced for the poorest people in our community.

"On... [ Read more ]