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Retrofitting low-income homes a $17bn boon

Australia’s economy would be up to $17 billion bigger with an accelerated rollout of thermal efficiency upgrades, electrification and rooftop solar to low-income housing, according to a new Deloitte Access Economics report.

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Statement on the need for climate and energy policy certainty

As Australia’s energy and climate ministers prepare to meet this week, our organisations reinforce the importance of a certain, credible and consistent policy framework to business, industry and investors; the community sector; consumers; advocates for the environment; farmers; people and communities experiencing disadvantage; property and the built environment; and workers.

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Government response to employment services reform blueprint fails to respond to serious harm

Seven months after the Hill Report provided a blueprint for root and branch reform of the employment services system, the Government’s response has failed to address the harm people experience and the urgent need for change.

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Minimum wage increase welcome, more government action needed

The Fair Work Commission’s decision to increase minimum wages by 3.75% is much-needed recognition that people on low and modest incomes continue to experience financial stress. We also welcome the Commission’s decision to re-assess wages for people working in community services and other sectors traditionally dominated by women.

ACOSS Statement Reconciliation Week 2024: Now more than ever, we must speak up against racism

As National Reconciliation Week 2024 comes to an end, ACOSS recommits to do all we can to support First Nations Self-Determination and Justice and to deliver on First Nations communities’ calls for Voice, Treaty and Truth. We reaffirm our Statement of Solidarity.

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