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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.

ACOSS

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.

ACOSS

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.

ACOSS

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

‘It’s incalculable cruelty’: Charities say $25 a week JobSeeker increase is deeply inadequate

Luke Michael, Tuesday, 23rd February 2021 -  “This rate is far too low, and we will see the continuing impacts of this on rates of disadvantage, poverty and homelessness in Australia” The community sector has severely condemned

Federal government urged to invest in Australia’s post-COVID recovery

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 10th February 2021 -  ACOSS has outlined its six steps for recovery and renewal The policy vigour and community-minded approach shown by the Morrison government during Australia’s COVID-19 response

How to avoid job hunting burnout

Luke Michael, Friday, 5th February 2021 -  We look at ways to stay fresh and motivated during a long job search It’s no secret that trying to land a job can sometimes be just as tough as the job itself.  And with research showing that

Return to school costs, 100 Families WA, and making a decision on JobSeeker

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

ACOSS

ACOSS is calling on the Morrison government to make the right and smart decision on JobSeeker. At the National

Cuts to the coronavirus supplement, new houses left empty and 550 reasons to smile

Contributor, Wednesday, 20th January 2021 -  All the latest news from the Councils of Social Service of Australia.

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ACOSS drew national attention to the federal government’s decision to cut income support on the first day
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