Support ACOSS in developing sound policy and undertake effective advocacy on the needs of people affected by poverty, disadvantage and inequality, and to build a strong and sustainable community sector.

Become a member today »

Media Releases

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 ]

Affordable housing vital to participation and productivity: ACOSS

4 November 2013

The Australian Council of Social Service has welcomed Kevin Andrew's first speech as Federal Housing Minister, and is calling on the new Government to work with the States and Territories to improve... [ Read more ]

Aboriginal organisations and NGOs launch collaboration to put communities back in control in the NT

1 November 2013

An alliance of Aboriginal organisations and non-Aboriginal NGOs today launched a set of principles aimed at empowering Aboriginal organisations and communities in the NT to take control of their... [ Read more ]

National Commission of Audit must be about long term sustainability not short term cuts

23 October 2013

The Australian Council of Social Service says the federal Government's National Commission of Audit must prioritise getting the federal budget on a sustainable footing for the long term, not short... [ Read more ]

Time to face the facts on rural poverty in Australia

14 October 2013

Two of the nation's peak community bodies have come together to release a snapshot of the extent of poverty and disadvantage outside Australia's major capital cities, highlighting the devastating... [ Read more ]

Rural poverty: time to face the facts

11 October 2013

Who: Australian Council of Social Service (ACOSS) and National Rural Health Alliance (NRHA)

When: 1.30 - 4.15 pm, Monday 14 October 2013

Where: Heritage Room, Tamworth Community Centre, corner Peel... [ Read more ]

St Petersburg G20 Summit: Australian C20 statement

9 September 2013

Dr Cassandra Goldie, CEO, ACOSS and Tim Costello, CEO, World Vision Australia

At the close of this 2013 Summit, we celebrate the inaugural official Civil G20 process under the Russian presidency,... [ Read more ]

ACOSS concerned by proposed cuts to Aboriginal legal services and foreign aid

6 September 2013

Speaking from the G20 Leaders Summit in Russia, Chief Executive Officer of the Australian Council of Social Service, Dr Cassandra Goldie said, "It is very disappointing that some of the Coalition's... [ Read more ]