Policy and Advocacy Networks

ACOSS Policy and Advocacy Networks are our primary forums for sharing information, developing evidence and experience-based policy, and discussing advocacy strategy. They are open to representatives from National Organisation Members and Councils of Social Service. 

The Networks each meet via teleconference at least three times a year, with frequent communication through the email distribution list. ACOSS currently convenes eight member networks: 

  • National CEO Network
    Convenor: Cassandra Goldie, ACOSS CEO
  •  Income Support and Employment
    Convenors: Charmaine Crowe, ACOSS Senior Policy Officer and Peter Davidson, ACOSS Senior Advisor
  • Tax
    Convenor: Peter Davidson, ACOSS Senior Advisor
  • Community Sector
    Convenor: John Mikelsons, ACOSS Senior Policy and Advocacy Officer
  • Health
    Convenor: John Mikelsons, ACOSS Senior Policy and Advocacy Officer
  • Housing and Homelessness
    Convenor: Jacqui Phillips, ACOSS Co-Director of Policy and Advocacy
  • Media and Communications
    Convenor: Fernando de Freitas, ACOSS Media Advisor
  • Climate and Energy
    Convenor: Kellie Caught, ACOSS Senior Advisor

Please contact us if you’d like to find out more about your organisation’s membership of ACOSS policy networks: