Events

Policy Webinar Series: COVID-19 Recovery

The ACOSS Policy Webinar Series: COVID-19 Recovery is a calendar of virtual webinar events.

Each instalment will take a deep dive into a particular policy area with a focus on challenges presented as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, and opportunities in achieving systemic change.

This series is proudly sponsored by HESTA.

 

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The Future of Unemployment
Thursday 19 November 2020
9:00 AM – 10:30 AM AEDT
We will address key concerns surrounding how COVID-19 has affected unemployment, and ways we can act to reduce these negative impacts.

About this Event: It’s likely that in 2021 there will be over a million people on JobSeeker and Youth Allowance payments for over a year. This includes people who are experiencing long term unemployment and those who had their employment status impacted by the pandemic, including a percentage of young people.
In this instalment of the ACOSS Policy Webinar Series, we will address key concerns surrounding how COVID-19 has affected unemployment, and ways we can act to reduce these negative impacts.

Our guest speakers will provide insight on the following questions: Who is experiencing long-term unemployment and how is it increasing? What policies are being pursued globally to reduce youth and long-term unemployment? What should the Australian Government do?

Speaker: (UK) Tony Wilson, Director, Institute for Employment Studies

 


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Our Energy Future – Have Your Say!

When: Thursday 29 October, 1 – 2pm AEDT

The way energy is produced and the way it is consumed are changing rapidly.

With the shift from fossil fuels to renewables; with new technology that allows people to not just buy energy, but also generate, store, consume and trade it; and with changing energy business models, it is easy to feel overwhelmed.

On top of this, governments, regulators and business are working on major changes to how the energy market works.

The Australian Council of Social Service and the Total Environment Centre, with te support of Energy Consumers Australia, are developing a New Energy Compact to ensure people are at the centre of the thinking and ensure the changes work for ALL consumers.

This special Australia at Home Consultative Town Hall will give you the chance to inform the development of the Compact and have your say in the future of energy in Australia.

Register by clicking the button below or click here

 

ACOSS Housing and Homelessness Policy Network Meeting

When: Thursday 5 November, 1-2pm AEDT

Where: Zoom, dial in details provided with registration

The ACOSS Housing and Homelessness Policy Network is the key forum for sharing information, developing evidence and experience-based policy and discussing advocacy strategy to improve access to affordable, safe and secure housing in Australia for people on low incomes.

The network is open to ACOSS National Members.

To register for this event or for more information email the ACOSS Membership Team.

 

ACOSS Community Services Policy Network Meeting

When: Monday 9 November, 1-2pm AEDT

Where: Zoom, dial in details provided with registration

The ACOSS Community Services Policy Network is the key forum for sharing information, developing evidence and experience-based policy and discussing advocacy strategy in the interests of effective community-based services and a strong and independent civil society.

The network is open to ACOSS National Members.

To register for this event or for more information email the ACOSS Membership Team.

 

ACOSS Media and Communications Network Meeting

When: Tuesday 10 November, 1-2pm AEDT

Where: Zoom, dial in details provided with registration

The ACOSS Media and Communications Network shares information and advice on upcoming events and advocacy work undertaken by ACOSS and our members, from a media and communications perspective.

The network is open to ACOSS National Members.

To register for this event or for more information email the ACOSS Membership Team.

 

ACOSS Climate and Energy Policy Network Meeting

When: Thursday 12 November, 1-2pm AEDT

Where: Zoom, dial in details provided with registration

The ACOSS Climate and Energy Policy Network is the key forum for sharing information about climate and energy policy, and developing positions, advocacy strategies and campaigns to ensure that climate and energy mitigation and adaptation policies and measures take into account the needs of people experiencing poverty and disadvantage.

This network is open to ACOSS National Members.

To register for this event or for more information email the ACOSS Membership Team.

 

ACOSS Health Policy Network Meeting

When: Monday 23 November, 1-2pm AEDT

Where: Zoom, dial in details provided with registration

The ACOSS Health Policy Network is the key forum for sharing information, developing evidence and experience-based policy and discussing advocacy strategy in the interests of effective community-based health services; and the policy and funding settings necessary to address the social determinants of health.

This network is open to ACOSS National Members.

To register for this event or for more information email the ACOSS Membership Team.

 

ACOSS Income Support and Employment Policy Network Meeting

When: Tuesday 24 November, 1-2:30pm AEDT

Where: Zoom, dial in details provided with registration

The ACOSS Income Support and Employment Policy Network is the key forum for sharing information about income support and employment policy and developing positions, advocacy strategies and campaigns for a strong social safety net, poverty alleviation and measures that support employment participation.

This network is open to ACOSS National Members.

To register for this event or for more information email the ACOSS Membership Team.

 

ACOSS Tax Policy Network Meeting

When: Thursday 26 November, 1-2pm AEDT

Where: Zoom, dial in details provided with registration

The ACOSS Tax Policy Network is the key forum for sharing information, developing evidence and experience-based policy and discussing advocacy strategy for reforming the taxation system to raise public revenue for the benefits and services people need.

This network is open to ACOSS National Members.

To register for this event or for more information email the ACOSS Membership Team.

 


 

 

Date: Thursday 5 November from 6.00-7.00pm

ACOSS CEO Dr Cassandra Goldie and Rita McDonald, who is currently receiving JobSeeker, in conversation with journalist Tory Shepherd about the poverty line and what it means to be on one side or the other. This online event is part of the Just a Thought Series presented by University of South Australia’s Bob Hawke Prime Ministerial Centre.

Find more information and register here.