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Report Highlights Entrenched Australian Poverty

Maggie Coggan, Wednesday, 17th October 2018 -  With millions living below the breadline in Australia, a peak welfare body is calling for a complete overhaul of the employment system, at least two days a week of subsidised childcare

Sharp Decline in People Accessing Disability Support Pension

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 21st February 2018 -  Tougher compliance measures have led to a sharp decline in people accessing the Disability Support Pension, with the Department of Human Services revealing almost 75 per cent of

Petition Calls for Gary Johns to Resign as ACNC Head

Luke Michael, Monday, 11th December 2017 -  Just days after Dr Gary Johns was appointed the new commissioner of the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC), a petition has been launched calling for his

Concerns Over Welfare Remain as Govt Abandons Drug Testing Scheme

Wendy Williams, Monday, 4th December 2017 -  The federal government’s move to abandon its controversial drug testing scheme will “stop unnecessary harm being inflicted on thousands of Australians” but the welfare

Australia in 2030: Creating the Future We Want

Contributor, Tuesday, 26th September 2017 -  Melbourne will stage a special event in October devoted to examining how Australians can work together to put in place the right long term policy settings that will ensure our nation’s

Increase to Medicare Levy Must Not Become A Political Football

Wendy Williams, Monday, 4th September 2017 -  The Australian Council of Social Services has urged Parliament to “quickly resolve” funding to the National Disability Insurance Scheme, as the Senate gets set to choose whether

Snapshot Dispels Welfare Myths

Wendy Williams, Wednesday, 3rd May 2017 -  Australia’s “welfare blowout” is a myth, according to the Australian Council of Social Service which is calling for an end to media attacks on people who are unemployed. ACOSS

Calls for Parliament to Stand Firm and Oppose Zombie Cuts

Wendy Williams, Wednesday, 8th February 2017 -  The not-for-profit sector has called on the Federal Parliament to “stand firm” against cuts to the incomes of some of Australia’s poorest people, as proposed childcare

First Act of Parliament to Impact Vulnerable Australians

Ellie Cooper, Monday, 22nd August 2016 -  A coalition of welfare organisations has condemned the government’s proposed cut to social security payments, which is said to be the first order of business for the new Parliament.…

Welfare Peak Concerned Competition Reform Will Impact Disadvantaged

Ellie Cooper, Thursday, 11th August 2016 -  The Australian Council of Social Services (ACOSS) is concerned that competition reform in the human services sector will impact people experiencing poverty and inequality, as

Charities Open Arms to Asylum Seekers

Xavier Smerdon, Thursday, 4th February 2016 -  Australian international aid and community sector organisations have united behind churches across Australia that have offered to open their doors to asylum seekers that may be…

ACOSS Announces New President

Ellie Cooper, Monday, 30th November 2015 -  Peak welfare body, the Australian Council of Social Service, has announced former Tasmanian Council of Social Service CEO, Tony Reidy, as its new President. Reidy, who led the Tasmanian…
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