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Aus Wealth Gap on the Rise

Xavier Smerdon, Monday, 22nd June 2015 -  Income inequality in Australia is higher than the OECD average with a person in the top 20 per cent income group earning around five times as much income as someone in the bottom 20 per…

Young and Poor in Rental Trap

Xavier Smerdon, Thursday, 12th March 2015 -  Young people could be sentenced to a life of insecure renting, or worse, unless real action is taken to tackle Australia’s housing affordability crisis, according to the national…

Budget Must Provide Community Sector Sustainability – ACOSS

Xavier Smerdon, Thursday, 29th January 2015 -  Australia’s peak welfare body has urged the Federal Government to focus on restoring revenue by addressing inefficient tax arrangements, rather than through spending cuts…

Community Services Can’t Meet Demand – ACOSS

Xavier Smerdon, Monday, 8th December 2014 -  A survey of Australia’s community service workers has found that 80 per cent of frontline agencies are unable to meet current levels of demand with the resources they have.…

ACOSS Push for Welfare Funding

Xavier Smerdon, Tuesday, 28th October 2014 -  Welfare peak body ACOSS has called for a  6 months rollover of funding for any Not for Profits facing an end or reduction to their funding after the Abbott Government was forced…

Welfare Sector Calls for Youth Employment Strategy

Lina Caneva, Thursday, 11th September 2014 -  The Australian Council of Social Service has called on the Federal Government to bring together key experts to develop a comprehensive Youth Employment Strategy in an effort to boost…

Welfare Sector Converges on Parliament

Lina Caneva, Wednesday, 27th August 2014 -  The Australian Council of Social Service has led a large delegation of community sector representatives to Canberra to call on Parliamentarians to reject harmful social security…

NFPs Reject Secret Co-Payment Talks

Lina Caneva, Thursday, 21st August 2014 -  National peak community and health consumer groups claim they have been left out of what amounts to ‘secret talks’ on the Federal Government’s proposed Medicare…


What Real Reform of Social Security Payments Would Look Like

Lina Caneva, Tuesday, 19th August 2014 -  In an age when every Government decision is marketed as ‘reform' it's hard to distinguish genuine reform from short-term budget fixes, says Australian Council of

ACOSS Warns of ‘Radical’ Measures in Forrest Review

Staff Reporter, Friday, 1st August 2014 -  Community services peak body, the Australian Council of Social Service, has welcomed the emphasis on early learning and demand-led employment in Andrew Forrest’s Review…

Community Sector Slams ‘Demoralising’ Employment Plan

Staff Reporter, Tuesday, 29th July 2014 -  The community sector has attacked the Federal Government’s proposed employment services model, including “work for the dole”, describing it as demoralising,…

ACOSS challenges Govt to Lead G20 On Youth Unemployment – C20 Summit

Lina Caneva, Saturday, 21st June 2014 - 
ACOSS CEO Dr Cassandra Goldie has called on the Federal Government to show global leadership in reducing youth unemployment and achieving inclusive growth, in her address
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