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Negotiations Begin Over New SA NFP Funding Contracts

Lina Caneva, Wednesday, 15th November 2017 -  Consultation has begun over government funding contracts for all not-for-profit organisations in South Australia – the first changes to terms and conditions in nearly a decade.

Full Indexation is a ‘Great Win’ For SA Community Organisations

Wendy Williams, Monday, 3rd July 2017 -  A funding “shake-up” that will see full indexation on not-for-profit funding contracts in South Australia has been greeted as a “great win” for community organisations. State treasurer

SA On the Wrong Side of Digital Divide

Lina Caneva, Thursday, 9th March 2017 -  Welfare peak body, the South Australian Council of Social Service (SACOSS) has called for a whole-of-government strategy to address digital disadvantage in that state. SACOSS

People on Low Incomes Struggle to Stay ‘Connected’

Lina Caneva, Thursday, 3rd November 2016 -  A major report into telecommunications affordability by the Australian Communications Consumer Action Network (ACCAN) and the South Australian Council of Social Service (SACOSS)…

SA Govt Accepts Responsibility for Failed Child Protection System

Lina Caneva, Tuesday, 9th August 2016 -    The South Australian Government has accepted responsibility for the failings of the state’s child protection system in response to the final report of the Child Protection

Poor People Cutting Back on Essentials

Ellie Cooper, Thursday, 4th August 2016 -  Low-income households and people on welfare benefits are being forced to cut back on essential items including food, utilities and medical treatment, according to a new report.

SACOSS Welcomes SA Budget Jobs Focus But Says It Misses Vulnerable Australians

Wendy Williams, Friday, 8th July 2016 -  The South Australia state budget provides a welcome boost to infrastructure and job creation but misses support for vulnerable Australians, according to SACOSS. The peak body welcomed

Housing and Homelessness are in the Top Three Priorities for Australians

Wendy Williams, Tuesday, 7th June 2016 -  Housing and homelessness rank third on the list for voters funding priorities, according to new research. The research, commissioned by Not for Profit Launch Housing, found that

New Law Cuts Red Tape for SA Charities

Wendy Williams, Friday, 27th May 2016 -  South Australian charities have seen a significant “win” with the passing of a new law that will slash red tape. The Statutes Amendment (Commonwealth Registered Entities)

Peak Body Urges Change to Betting Tax Havens

Lina Caneva, Tuesday, 12th April 2016 -  Welfare peak body the South Australian Council of Social Service is calling for sweeping changes to the taxation of online gambling to remove what it claims is the abuse of tax havens…

South Australia Scene for Jobs Fight

Lina Caneva, Monday, 7th March 2016 -  South Australian welfare groups have warned that a new state government jobs plan could slash subsidised training – a key pathway into workforce participation. The South Australian…

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…
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