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Housing & Homelessness: Advance or Retreat?

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 10th March 2011 -  With much of the political and media focus on the serious of natural disasters in Australia and neighbouring New Zealand in recent times, the worsening crisis in Australia’s…

Community Sector Wages Group Announced as Pay Equity Decision Approaches

Staff Reporter, Friday, 4th March 2011 -  The Gillard Government is to set up a national consultative group to assess the potential implications of pay increases for community sector workers across the country. The Australian…

Challenging Inequality : 2011 ACOSS National Conference

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 3rd March 2011 -  National Welfare Peak Body, ACOSS is set to hold its 2011 National Conference in Melbourne on 29-30 March, and Pro Bono Australia is proud to be an official media partner. The ACOSS…

Victory on Rental Affordability Scheme

Staff Reporter, Friday, 18th February 2011 -  Welfare groups and the Greens are claiming victory in their bid to save the National Rental Affordability Scheme, with the Government scrapping its proposed $264 million cuts to…

ACOSS Rejects Calls for Welfare Cuts to Fund Flood Relief

Staff Reporter, Tuesday, 15th February 2011 -  Welfare peak body, ACOSS has rejected calls by business groups for cuts to be made to the disability pension to pay for the flood reconstruction effort. The Australian Council of Social…

Charities Urge Canberra Over QLD Reconstruction

Staff Reporter, Monday, 7th February 2011 -  A delegation of leading community and welfare groups, including Australia’s major charities, is in Canberra to urge the Federal Parliament to include them in the decision…

Responding to a National Crisis: Business Not the Only Voice in Town

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 27th January 2011 -  The voices of the thousands of community services across the country have been shut out of the Prime Ministers the Flood Taskforce which is made up of 13 business and industry

ACOSS to Join NFP Reform Council

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 16th December 2010 -  ACOSS CEO Cassandra Goldie is amongst the successful nominations for the Federal Government's newly announced Not for Profit Reform Council. Dr Goldie says ACOSS has strongly…

PM Defends Pay Equity Stance

Lina Caneva, Tuesday, 23rd November 2010 -  After the Federal Government last week told Fair Work Australia that a wage rise for social and community sector workers would mean cuts to other services, Prime Minister Julia Gillard

The Australian Community Sector Survey

Staff Reporter, Monday, 22nd November 2010 -  ACOSS is calling for Not for Profit organisations to take part in the Australian Community Sector Survey. The Survey is an annual national survey collecting data about the community…

Government Backdown on Community Sector Pay Equity

Staff Reporter, Monday, 22nd November 2010 -  Community organisations and the Greens have accused the Gillard Government of breaking its election promise to the sector by backing down on pay equity for the predominantly female…

ACOSS Calls for Anti-Poverty Plan

Lina Caneva, Thursday, 28th October 2010 -  The national peak body for the welfare sector, ACOSS has called for a National Anti-Poverty Plan, as the Not for Profit sector reflects on the outcomes of Anti-Poverty Week.
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