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Media Releases

Senate should oppose repeal of clean energy laws

17 March 2014

Leading welfare, research, environment and trade union groups today urged the Senate not to repeal clean energy laws especially given the absence of credible Government alternatives.

“The Government... [ Read more ]

NRAS vital in increasing affordable housing stock

11 March 2014

Responding to media reports today alleging abuses of the National Rental Affordability Scheme, leading housing organisations and peak bodies have expressed strong support for the role of NRAS in... [ Read more ]

Disability leaders and community sector representatives unite: doorstop interview

7 March 2014

 Disability leaders and community sector representatives unite in push to address jobs crisis for people with disability, amidst growing speculation about possible cuts to income and service supports... [ Read more ]

Community organisations call for a certain future for family violence services: Doorstop

6 March 2014

  • Cassandra Goldie, CEO, Australian Council for Social Service (ACOSS)
  • Fiona McCormack, CEO, Domestic Violence Victoria (DV Vic)
  • Jenny Smith, CEO, Council to Homeless Persons (CHP)
  • Jacinta... [ Read more ]

ACOSS calls on Commonwealth to end funding uncertainty over services

4 March 2014

Amid growing budget speculation, the Australian Council of Social Service has today called on the Federal Government to end uncertainty about the future of key community services.

In a supplementary... [ Read more ]

ACOSS calls for action on jobs and employment support to stem growing unemployment

28 February 2014

The Australian Council of Social Service has called for urgent Government action to improve income and employment supports to tackle growing unemployment.

In response to the latest unemployment... [ Read more ]

ACOSS to appear at Senate Inquiry into Commission of Audit

18 February 2014

Who: ACOSS CEO, Dr Cassandra Goldie
What: Senate Select Committee, Abbott Government's Commission of Audit (Commission of Audit established by the Commonwealth Government)
When: 2.30 - 3.15pm Tuesday... [ Read more ]

ACOSS CEO to outline a responsible path to budget reform at CEDA

12 February 2014

Who: ACOSS CEO, Dr Cassandra Goldie

What: CEDA - the Committee for Economic Development of Australia - 'Economic and Political Overview' in Brisbane

When: 10.00 to 2.00pm Wednesday 12 February 2014

... [ Read more ]