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NSW community groups facing an uncertain future

Luke Michael, Monday, 24th June 2019 -  Community organisations in New South Wales could be forced to choose between cutting staff or closing altogether because of measures in the state budget, sector advocates believe.  

Investing for good

Contributor, Thursday, 18th April 2019 -  Now is the time for social services to explore the opportunity offered by alternative income streams and the benefits that these bring to organisations, writes NCOSS CEO Joanna Quilty

Families Struggling to Put Food on the Table

Luke Michael, Thursday, 27th September 2018 -  To make sure his family has enough food on the table, Craig delays paying bills when he can, buys home-brand items at the supermarket, and only uses his car when absolutely necessary.

Social Sector Says NSW Budget is ‘Disappointing’

Rachel McFadden, Wednesday, 21st June 2017 -  Leading charities and peak bodies have declared the NSW budget a “missed opportunity” to address the state’s housing crisis and offer support to the state’s most vulnerable.…

NSW Funding to “Fill Void” for Community Legal Centres

Lina Caneva, Wednesday, 5th April 2017 -  A move by the NSW government to inject more than $6 million over two years in additional funding for community legal centres (CLCs) has been described as “stepping in to fill the void”…

NSW Budget Investment Welcome – NFP Sector

Lina Caneva, Tuesday, 21st June 2016 -  The New South Wales budget has invested in initiatives that will make a difference to the lives of people experiencing poverty and disadvantage, but a continued lack of investment

Stamp Duty ‘Switch’ to Boost Housing Affordability – NFP

Lina Caneva, Tuesday, 5th April 2016 -  A partnership report by business and Not for Profit peak bodies has called for a switch from stamp duty to a remodelled land tax to boost housing affordability and jobs. Making the switch…

Welfare Peak Claims SA Worst Hit By GST Increases

Xavier Smerdon, Thursday, 23rd July 2015 -  New figures released by the South Australian Council of Social Service show that increasing or broadening the base of the GST would impact South Australian households more than the…

Children Miss Out as Cost of Living Rises – NFP Report

Lina Caneva, Thursday, 2nd July 2015 -  Families are cutting back on essentials like health care and school holiday outings as they struggle to meet cost of living expenses, according to new findings released by…


From Legal Advisor to NCOSS CEO

Staff Reporter, Monday, 21st July 2014 -  Formerly a government legal advisor, now recently appointed CEO of the Council of Social Service of NSW, Tracy Howe, has also come into her new job armed with many years of experience

NCOSS Announces New Leader

Staff Reporter, Monday, 2nd June 2014 -  Tracy Howe. Tracy Howe, the former head of peak body Domestic Violence NSW, will be taking on the top job at the Council of Social Service of NSW. NCOSS said that while Howe was leading…

Poor Left Behind – NCOSS Report

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 27th March 2014 -  Cost-of-living measures should focus on low-income and vulnerable groups, a new report by the NSW Council of Social Service (NCOSS) argues. Drawing on data from the Australian Bureau…
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