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Increase to Medicare Levy Must Not Become A Political Football

Wendy Williams, Monday, 4th September 2017 -  The Australian Council of Social Services has urged Parliament to “quickly resolve” funding to the National Disability Insurance Scheme, as the Senate gets set to choose whether

Snapshot Dispels Welfare Myths

Wendy Williams, Wednesday, 3rd May 2017 -  Australia’s “welfare blowout” is a myth, according to the Australian Council of Social Service which is calling for an end to media attacks on people who are unemployed. ACOSS has

Calls for Parliament to Stand Firm and Oppose Zombie Cuts

Wendy Williams, Wednesday, 8th February 2017 -  The not-for-profit sector has called on the Federal Parliament to “stand firm” against cuts to the incomes of some of Australia’s poorest people, as proposed childcare reforms

First Act of Parliament to Impact Vulnerable Australians

Ellie Cooper, Monday, 22nd August 2016 -  A coalition of welfare organisations has condemned the government’s proposed cut to social security payments, which is said to be the first order of business for the new Parliament.…

Welfare Peak Concerned Competition Reform Will Impact Disadvantaged

Ellie Cooper, Thursday, 11th August 2016 -  The Australian Council of Social Services (ACOSS) is concerned that competition reform in the human services sector will impact people experiencing poverty and inequality, as

Charities Open Arms to Asylum Seekers

Xavier Smerdon, Thursday, 4th February 2016 -  Australian international aid and community sector organisations have united behind churches across Australia that have offered to open their doors to asylum seekers that may be…

ACOSS Announces New President

Ellie Cooper, Monday, 30th November 2015 -  Peak welfare body, the Australian Council of Social Service, has announced former Tasmanian Council of Social Service CEO, Tony Reidy, as its new President. Reidy, who led the Tasmanian…

Long-Term Unemployment Growing

Xavier Smerdon, Monday, 28th September 2015 -  Seventy per cent of people on unemployment benefits have been without a job for more than a year, according to Australia’s peak welfare body. An analysis of Centrelink data…

‘Devastating’ Social Service Funding Cuts Slammed

Xavier Smerdon, Friday, 18th September 2015 -  A Senate Inquiry has slammed the Department of Social Service funding process which saw cuts of $270 million and has recommended that five-year contracts be awarded to service providers…

Turnbull Must Change Direction, Not Just Tone

Xavier Smerdon, Thursday, 17th September 2015 -  Malcolm Turnbull must provide a new direction, not just a new message, to address Australia’s economic, social and environmental challenges, the peak community welfare…

NFPs Address National Reform Summit Issues

Lina Caneva, Thursday, 27th August 2015 -  ?Australia’s policy solutions should be more creative around revenue and expenditure and housing affordability must be one of the keys to reform, according to Not for Profit…

ACOSS Calls for Super Restructure

Xavier Smerdon, Tuesday, 4th August 2015 -  Welfare peak body ACOSS has called for a restructure of Australia’s superannuation system to deliver income security, fund crucial services and drive inclusive growth. The call…
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