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ACOSS strongly commends Senate call to urgently act to end poverty in Australia

ACOSS strongly commends the Senate Community Affairs References Committee’s call to urgently act to end poverty in Australia including to revisit the rate of income support – a first priority for tackling poverty.

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National fund needed to retrofit low-income homes

ACOSS is calling for the establishment of a national fund to slash energy bills and make
low-income homes resilient to climate change.

The case for tax reform beyond stage three

ANALYSIS: One in eight Australians live below the poverty line, and yet taxes in this country are the ninth-lowest in the OECD. The stage three adjustments are a start, but broader reform is urgently needed to address inequality and fund essential services.

By ACOSS CEO, Dr Cassandra Goldie AO.

Strong fuel efficiency standards good for people and planet

ACOSS welcomes the Australian Government’s proposals released today for strong fuel efficiency standards on new vehicles and calls for complementary measures to help people on low incomes access more fuel-efficient cars.

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ACOSS welcomes changes that make stage three fairer

ACOSS CEO Cassandra Goldie said:

“ACOSS commends the Albanese Government for taking action to make the stage three tax package fairer.

“The previous package overwhelmingly benefited people on higher incomes.

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Scrap stage three tax cuts to fund low-income cost of living relief

ACOSS has written to the Prime Minister urging him to scrap the stage three tax cuts to fund a desperately needed cost of living package for people on lower incomes.

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