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Expecting the unexpected interview questions

Maggie Coggan, Thursday, 8th July 2021 -  Have you been thrown a curveball question in your job interview? Here’s how you can handle it like a pro  You’ve done your research, you’ve done practice interviews, you’ve got your

The Australian government must uphold its responsibility to unemployed care leavers

Deb Tsorbaris, Monday, 28th June 2021 -  With care leavers in young adulthood three times as likely as their peers to receive income support, it’s time for the government to increase payment rates above the poverty line so

Pre-budget brief: ‘The government must ensure that people aren’t left behind’

Cassandra Goldie, Monday, 10th May 2021 -  Cassandra Goldie provides a run through of what the Australian Council of Social Service is looking for in this week’s federal budget. As we head towards the federal budget, First

Vulnerable renters left behind in growing affordability crisis

Luke Michael, Thursday, 29th April 2021 -  New research reveals rental affordability in Australia is getting worse The permanent $25 a week boost to JobSeeker has failed to make an impact on rental affordability, with new

A two-speed recovery, living without the basics and vaccine roll outs

Contributor, Wednesday, 28th April 2021 -  All the latest news from the Councils of Social Service of Australia.

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Community sector leaders have reported a surge in unmet demand for services dealing with economic hardship,

Three ingredients for effective income support reform

Sophie Johnston, Monday, 12th April 2021 -  Australia urgently needs an overhaul of our income support system, writes Sophie Johnston, who sets out the three elements she believes are essential for a new model. Navigating

Digital inclusion, a one-stop-shop for NT support services and Tasmania heads to the polls

Contributor, Thursday, 1st April 2021 -  All the latest news from the Councils of Social Service of Australia.

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ACOSS is concerned that 3 million people, including a million children, will plunge further into poverty

‘JobKeeper was a lifeline’: As payment ends some charities thrive while others face staff cuts

Wendy Williams, Thursday, 25th March 2021 -  12 per cent of charities say they will need to retrench staff when the wage subsidy ends More than one in 10 charities believe they will need to retrench staff when JobKeeper ends next

‘We are so much better than this’

Cassandra Goldie, Monday, 22nd March 2021 -  The passing of the paltry JobSeeker rate through Parliament last week was Australia’s greatest fairness failure yet, writes ACOSS CEO Dr Cassandra Goldie.  Last week, Australian

Truth and justice, a perfect storm and welfare cuts tipping marginal seats

Contributor, Monday, 22nd March 2021 -  All the latest news from the Councils of Social Service of Australia.

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ACOSS has revealed new analysis from the Social Policy Research Centre at UNSW showing more than 50 marginal

Why we need to raise the rate

Cassandra Prigg, Thursday, 4th March 2021 -  An increase in JobSeeker to $80 a day would change a young person’s life and their future – the problem is that politicians lack the willpower to make this happen, writes Cassandra Prigg.

Valuing the social economy, the vaccine roll-out, and a roadmap for a real, positive change

Contributor, Wednesday, 3rd March 2021 -  All the latest news from the Councils of Social Service of Australia.

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The Australian Council of Social Service welcomed the decision by the Australian Senate to refer the government’s
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