ACOSS appears before Senate Inquiry at 9am today

Who: Dr Cassandra Goldie, ACOSS CEO and senior ACOSS representatives
When: 9am, August 5, 2015
Where: Senate Inquiry into the Social Services Legislation Amendment (Youth Employment and Other Measures) Bill 2015 – Canberra

LIVE STREAM here from 9am.

The Australian Council of Social Service will appear before a Senate Inquiry at 9am today to argue against plans to extend the waiting period for income support for young people and some parents.

Besides the one-month payment wait for under 25s, ACOSS is particularly concerned about the potential impacts of the new waiting period for applicants for Parenting Payment (Single) experiencing or at risk of domestic violence and in need of immediate financial assistance.

WATCH hearing at 9am here

See ACOSS submission to Inquiry here.

Find out more about Inquiry here:
Inquiry into the Social Services Legislation Amendment (Youth Employment and Other Measures) Bill 2015 – Senate Standing Committee on Community Affairs
http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Committees/Senate/Community_Affairs/Youth_Employment