Factsheets & Briefing Notes

Why parliament must oppose the Newly Arrived Resident budget cut

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May 2021


Women’s economic security

April 2021


Implementing the Healthy & affordable homes: national low-income energy productivity program (NLEPP)

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April 2021


Top economists have long called for a permanent increase to the JobSeeker payment

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December 2020


Why government must permanently increase JobSeeker, Youth Allowance and related income support payments
November 2020


Community sector statement urging parliament to progress the Climate Change (National Framework for Adaptation and Mitigation) Bill 2020
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November 2020


Cashless Debit Cards and Income Management: a briefing note on the evidence
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October 2020


Post-Budget Analysis graphs
October 2020


JobSeeker Payments: Access and Requirements
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September 2020


Superannuation & retirement incomes
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September 2020


COVID19 and Community Collaboration proposal
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September 2020


The impact of financial distress on mental health during COVID-1
August 2020


Local employment and skills development partnerships
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August 2020


Next steps for income support
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July 2020


ACOSS Briefing Note:
COVID-19 Recovering Jobs Briefing
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July 2020


Community Sector Briefing
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July 2020


Joint Proposal for Economic Stimulus Healthy & affordable homes: national low-income energy productivity program
Tuesday 14th July 2020


ACOSS Briefing Note, June 2020: JobKeeper Payment Transitions


ACOSS Briefing Note, June 2020:
Taking the Temperature: COVID-19 Update from ACOSS and its Members – Part 1
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Taking the Temperature: COVID-19 Update from ACOSS and its Members – Part 2
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Taking the Temperature: COVID-19 Update from ACOSS and its Members – Part 3
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ACOSS Briefing Note, May 2020:
COVID-19 Housing and homelessness Briefing
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May 2020


ACOSS Briefing Note:
COVID-19 Response and Recovery – Community Sector Issues
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April 2020


ACOSS Briefing Note:
POST COVID-19 Economic Recovery
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April 2020


ACOSS Briefing Note:
COVID-19 Who misses out on access to Australia’s safety net under Covid19
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April 2020


ACOSS Action Plan: Recommendations to Government measures in response to COVID-19 health crisis
March 2020


ACOSS Brief: Member brief on ACOSS policies for the retirement incomes review
February 2020


ACOSS Action Plan: Responding to the National Bushfire Crisis
January 2020


ACOSS Briefing Note: ACOSS Retirement Review brief for members
December 2019


ACOSS Briefing Note: Demand for Community Services Snapshot
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December 2019


ACOSS Briefing Note: Payment Integrity Bill
November 2019


ACOSS Briefing Note: Raise the Rate key messages and stats for Anti-Poverty Week
October 2019


ACOSS Briefing Note, August 2019: Social Housing Investment as Infrastructure


ACOSS Briefing Note, July 2019: Deeming rates explained


ACOSS Briefing Note, June 2019: The proposed Commonwealth Data Sharing Legislation and Consumer Data Right


ACOSS Briefing Note, June 2019: Energy prices hurt low-income families the most


ACOSS Briefing Note, June 2019: Boosting growth – tax cuts on payments and services?


ACOSS Briefing Note, June 2019: Tax cuts – who gains, and what do they cost?


ACOSS Briefing Note, June 2019: The uncertain future of essential services


ACOSS Briefing Note, May 2019: 2019 Election Policy Tracker


ACOSS Briefing Note, May 2019: 2019 Federal Election


ACOSS Briefing Note, May 2019: Let’s be frank about franking credits


ACOSS Briefing Note, April 2019: Future cuts to ERO supplementation


ACOSS Briefing Note, February 2019: Advocacy and the Federal Election


ACOSS Briefing Note, November 2018: Electoral Act changes


ACOSS Briefing Note, October 2018: Commissioning and getting better outcomes: Principles and practice


ACOSS & Infoxchange Joint Briefing Note, October 2018: Joint briefing note: Australian Digital Inclusion Index 


ACOSS Briefing Note, June 2018: History repeats on tax cuts and the Budget


ACOSS Briefing Note, April 2018: Company Tax Cuts


ACOSS Briefing Note, March 2018: Drug Testing of Income Support Recipients


ACOSS Briefing Note, March 2018: Foreign Donations Bill


ACOSS Briefing Note, February 2018: Welfare Reform Bill


ACOSS Briefing Note, February 2018: Social Security bills


ACOSS Briefing Note, February 2018: Cashless Debit Card bill


ACOSS Briefing, November 2017: Tax treatment of private trusts


ACOSS Briefing, October 2017: A future for all children: Addressing child poverty in Australia


ACOSS Snapshot, June 2017: Drug testing of income support recipients: comparison of NZ model with proposed Australian trial


ACOSS Snapshot, May 2017: Social security spending


ACOSS Fact Sheet, March 2017: Fact sheet on privacy and senate inquiries


ACOSS Briefing, February 2017: Omnibus Bill


ACOSS Briefing, January 2017: Information on Centrelink’s automated debt recovery program


ACOSS Briefing, January 2017: Pension changes


ACOSS Policy Briefing, December 2016: Summary of major MYEFO measures 2016


ACOSS Policy Briefing, October 2016: The Government’s super reforms: How to ensure super works for all, not only the well-off


ACOSS Policy Briefing, September 2016: Spending and reliance on income support payments


ACOSS Policy Briefing, August 2016: Removal of the Energy Supplement


ACOSS Policy Briefing, May 2016: Youth Jobs PaTH program


ACOSS Policy Briefing, April 2016: The case for tax reform – Stamp Duties and Land Tax


ACOSS Policy Briefing, April 2016: The case for tax reform: Personal Income Taxes


ACOSS Policy Briefing, November 2015: Reform of child care and family payments