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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…

Affordable Housing Missing from Sydney Plan

Staff Reporter, Tuesday, 19th March 2013 -  The NSW Government’s new plan for housing and jobs in Sydney fails to include any plans to expand the provision of social and affordable housing, according to the peak body for…

Peak Body Responds to NSW Budget

Staff Reporter, Tuesday, 12th June 2012 -  The NSW peak body for social services has given qualified support to the 2012 state budget released by Barry O’Farrell’s Coalition Government. The Council of Social…

Equal Pay Decision “Milestone” – NFPs

Staff Reporter, Wednesday, 1st February 2012 -  The community sector has welcomed the decision by Fair Work Australia in the equal pay case for Australian community sector workers. In the landmark decision, Fair Work Australia…

Helping NSW Community Organisations Understand the Budget

Staff Reporter, Wednesday, 24th August 2011 -  In the lead up to the release of the NSW state budget, NCOSS, the NSW Council of Social Services, has held the first of a series of budget briefing sessions. The first briefing, held together…
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