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Focusing on the federal budget

Ruby Kraner-Tucci, Thursday, 16th March 2023 -  The sector reveals its key priorities as Albo prepares to hand down his next federal budget this May. The Albanese Labor government is just weeks away from handing down its first full-sized

New president for ACOSS

Danielle Kutchel, Wednesday, 15th March 2023 -  The appointment of the first queer person of colour to the presidency role is an “historic” moment. The Australian Council of Social Service (ACOSS) has announced Hang Vo as its new

Community sector pushes to get more free RATs in the hands of vulnerable Aussies

Luke Michael, Tuesday, 11th January 2022 -  Charities say rapid antigen tests should be free and available for all Australians    Frontline community service providers must be included in the distribution plan for free rapid

Specific vaccination targets needed to protect the vulnerable

Luke Michael, Monday, 23rd August 2021 -  Community leaders say simply relying on a national target to reopen the country will put vulnerable groups at risk    National Cabinet must set specific vaccination targets for

Close to 150,000 jobs at risk due to welfare cuts

Luke Michael, Tuesday, 15th September 2020 -  Community groups say welfare recipients are facing a deeply uncertain future  The looming cuts to the Coronavirus Supplement will cost the economy billions of dollars and could result

Up to 12,000 community sector jobs at risk due to funding uncertainty

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 9th September 2020 -  The federal government says it is in “active discussions” with the sector about the funding deal      The Australian Council of Social Service is alarmed by new research showing

ACOSS and Greens call for $95 Newstart rise

Luke Michael, Friday, 31st January 2020 -  Anti-poverty advocates previously called for a $75 a week Newstart increase The Australian Council of Social Service has updated its demand to raise Newstart because of the rising

New Report Says Wealth Inequality Increasing in Australia

Luke Michael, Tuesday, 31st July 2018 -  The top 1 per cent in Australia receives as much income in a fortnight as the lowest 5 per cent gets in a year, according to new research, which says wealth inequality in Australia is increasing.

Local Councils Across Australia Support Raise to Newstart

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 20th June 2018 -  The campaign to raise Newstart has gained further momentum, after delegates from local councils across Australia passed a motion urging the federal government to raise the income

Community Support Renews Pressure on Major Parties to Raise Newstart

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 6th June 2018 -  New polling has suggested more than two-thirds of Australians support raising Newstart, with community groups and political advocates putting pressure on the major parties to

Newstart Recipients Living on $17 a Day After Accommodation Costs

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 23rd May 2018 -  The Salvation Army has urged the federal government to raise the level of Newstart, after new research revealed the average recipient was living on just $17 a day after accommodation

The Welfare Sector is the Biggest Loser

Leon Gettler, Wednesday, 9th May 2018 -  While Scott Morrison’s third budget has focused on low and middle income earners with its tax cuts, it is quite clear that the welfare sector is the big loser. Indeed, ACOSS CEO Cassandra
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