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Media Releases

New climate report maps way forward in securing Australia’s social infrastructure

26 June 2013

The Australian Council of Social Service today welcomed the release of the federal government's Climate Adaptation Outlook, which presents a ‘National Adaptation Assessment Framework' to assist... [ Read more ]

Six years of the NT Intervention is six years too long

21 June 2013

On the sixth anniversary of the traumatising Northern Territory Emergency Response, known as the Intervention, three leading national community welfare organisations are urging the major parties to... [ Read more ]

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 ]