State and territory community sector leaders respond to Federal Budget

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Who: Leaders of state and territory Council’s of Social Service
When: 10.30am Tuesday, May 20, 2014
Where: NCOSS Courtyard, 66 Albion St Surry Hills

Leaders of state and territory Councils of Social Service met today in Sydney to discuss the implications of the recent Federal Budget for the states and territories.Leaders of state and territory Councils of Social Service are meeting in Sydney to discuss the implications of the recent Federal Budget for the states and territories.

They will provide a joint statement with ACOSS responding to key Budget initiatives at a press conference in Sydney this morning.

The response will cover:
• the need to secure a sustainable revenue base and current debate around the GST;
• reform of the Federal and State and Territory relationship; and
• the impact of budget initiatives around the country.

Speakers:
• Cassandra Goldie, CEO, Australian Council of Social Service
• Alison Peters, CEO, Council of Social Service of NSW
• Emma King, CEO, Victorian Council of Social Service
• Mark Henley, CEO, Queensland Council of Social Service
• Ross Womersley, Executive Director, South Australian Council of Social Service
• Irina Cattalini, CEO, Western Australian Council of Social Service
• Susan Helyar, Director, ACT Council of Social Service
• Tony Reidy CEO, Tasmanian Council of Social Service
• Wendy Morton, Executive Director, Northern Territory Council of Social Service

Media Contact: Laura Maclean 0412 867 658

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