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Media Releases

ACOSS CEO on review of social security payments

22 January 2014

ACOSS CEO Dr Cassandra Goldie today responded to the Federal Government's announcement that it is reviewing Australia's social security payment system, expressing support for a review provided it... [ Read more ]

ACOSS to respond to review of social security payments

21 January 2014

Who: ACOSS CEO Dr Cassandra Goldie 

When: 1.15pm Tuesday January 21, 2014 

Where: ACOSS Office, Level 2, 619 Elizabeth Street, Redfern, NSW 

ACOSS CEO Dr Cassandra Goldie will respond to the Federal... [ Read more ]

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 ]