Policy and Publications

ACOSS develops and promotes socially and economically responsible public policy and action by government, community and business, by drawing on the direct experiences of people affected by poverty and inequality, and the expertise of our diverse member base.

Our policy agenda focuses on those issues that affect people living on low incomes and experiencing disadvantage. Our core aims are to reduce poverty and increase opportunity, connection, and participation.

Key Policy Areas

ACOSS’ policy agenda focuses on the needs of low income and disadvantaged Australians with the core aims of reducing poverty and increasing social inclusion and participation.

Our work is focused on the following priority areas.

ACOSS 2022 Election Policy Platform

Australia is far from finished with this pandemic and our future challenges are significant. We are facing surging housing costs, increasing poverty, persistent inequality, including gender inequality, a rapidly heating world, and more frequent extreme weather events.

To find out more about what we want the next government to deliver, see the ACOSS Policy Platform.