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ACOSS Delivers Federal Budget Proposal

Staff Reporter, Monday, 10th February 2014 -  Welfare peak body, the Australian Council of Social Service (ACOSS) has urged the Federal Government to deliver on its promise to put the nation's Budget on a fair and sustainable…

Welfare Payment Changes Take the Rap for Jobless Rise

Staff Reporter, Monday, 18th November 2013 -  A welfare agency is claiming changes to welfare payments were partly responsible for 55 per cent increase of Australians claiming the Newstart Allowance. According to National…

Digital Business Kit for NFPs

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 15th August 2013 -  The Australian Council of Social Service will roll out a Digital Business Kit for the Not for Profit sector to assist organisations to use NBN-enabled platforms across Australia.…

Sector Responds to Economic Statement

Staff Reporter, Monday, 5th August 2013 -  The Australian Council of Social Service (ACOSS) and UnitingCare Australia have called on the Federal Government to make more investments in services that will improve social disadvantage,…

NFPs Demand Action on Housing Affordability Crisis

Staff Reporter, Tuesday, 2nd July 2013 -  National housing peak bodies and other leading welfare agencies have called on all political parties to make housing a priority issue at the upcoming Federal Election. The call follows…

Demand for Community Services Critical -Report

Staff Reporter, Monday, 1st July 2013 -  A major survey of Australia’s community services sector reveals that frontline agencies are under enormous strain and unable to meet the growing demand for help, according…

BUDGET: Gaping Hole for Poorest Remains

Staff Reporter, Wednesday, 15th May 2013 -  Welfare peak body ACOSS says while it welcomes the Federal Government’s vision to secure disability care and dental and schools reform in the Federal Budget, it cannot believe…

ACOSS Backs Community-Business Relationships

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 18th April 2013 -  Welfare peak body, ACOSS has welcomed a call by the Business Council of Australia for a long term plan and strong relationship between business and the community sector. The Australian…

Community Groups Overlooked in Disaster Management – Report

Staff Reporter, Friday, 12th April 2013 -  Communities’ ability to respond to natural disasters is being “severely weakened” by the exclusion of community-based organisations from disaster management planning, a new…

Sector Unites in Call to Raise Newstart

Staff Reporter, Monday, 25th March 2013 -  The nation’s welfare sector has made a united call for a $50 increase in the single Newstart Allowance payment at the Australian Council of Social Service (ACOSS) National…

Disabled People More Likely Live in Poverty – ACOSS

Staff Reporter, Friday, 22nd March 2013 -  Some 620,600 people with disability in Australia are living below the poverty line used to measure financial hardship in wealthy countries, according to a new report by welfare peak…

ACOSS Releases ‘Tax Waste’ Proposals

Staff Reporter, Tuesday, 12th March 2013 -  Welfare peak body, the Australian Council of Social Service, ACOSS, has released proposals to cut tax loopholes and wasteful spending in the Federal Budget – which it claims…
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