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Community sector forced to carry the costs of the crisis

Wendy Williams, Wednesday, 27th April 2022 -  ACOSS is calling on the next government to address the “chronic underfunding” of the community sector.  The community sector is underfunded, overworked and underpaid – that is the

Responding to Labor’s policies, calls for a treechange and the power of the care economy

Contributor, Thursday, 17th March 2022 -  All the latest news from the Councils of Social Service of Australia.


ACOSS welcomes the announcement by the federal opposition outlining its proposed community sector policies

Labor issues promise to work in partnership with the community sector

Wendy Williams, Wednesday, 16th March 2022 -  The federal opposition has outlined its proposed community sector policies, in a move welcomed by the sector. The Labor party has pledged to support a stronger, more diverse and more

Community sector braces for next COVID crisis

Maggie Coggan, Monday, 17th January 2022 -  “If we close, people who rely on us can’t get help.”  Community service leaders fear vulnerable people will be left to fend for themselves as the Omicron variant forces frontline

Community organisations fear innovation backtrack

Maggie Coggan, Wednesday, 15th December 2021 -  Experts say significant investment in technology, resources and upskilling is needed if progress is to be maintained While community organisations successfully innovated to

Lack of career prospects driving community and disability workers away

Maggie Coggan, Tuesday, 16th November 2021 -  Nearly one in six community service workers are planning to move away from the sector  Despite disability and care sector workers being proud of the work they do, many report wanting

Help shed light on community sector needs

Contributor, Thursday, 16th September 2021 -  It’s more important than ever for the community sector to provide accurate data about how organisations are coping. Have your say in the annual Australian Community Sector Survey.

How the creative arts and community sector can open opportunities for young people

Jay Mifsud, Tuesday, 13th July 2021 -  Creative programs can build a bridge of equity from the community sector to the arts so all young people, regardless of background, can embrace music and creativity, writes Jay Mifsud

Australia’s community sector threatened by ‘a trilogy of terror’

Wendy Williams, Thursday, 24th June 2021 -  NFPs are struggling against an increased demand for services, a reduction in donations and a collapse in volunteering There’s work to do to ensure the community sector survives,

‘For heaven’s sakes, make it five years’: Community sector frustrated by short funding cycles

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 23rd June 2021 -  “The most important change governments can make that will provide job security for frontline workers and certainty for people needing services is longer contracts”  Community leaders

Water reform, renting rules, and taking action to end deaths in custody

Contributor, Monday, 19th April 2021 -  All the latest news from the Councils of Social Service of Australia.


On Thursday, the 30th anniversary of the Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody, ACOSS members

‘Selflessness, commitment and dedication’: Community sector celebrated in honours list

Wendy Williams, Tuesday, 26th January 2021 -  Over 43 per cent of the 2021 awards are for outstanding service or achievement in the community, in a year when the Honours List has courted controversy Hundreds of people from the community
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