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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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Community Sector & Unions Call on Parliament to Tackle Poverty

Staff Reporter, Tuesday, 19th October 2010 -  Four leading community groups and unions have called on the Federal Government, the Opposition, The Australian Greens and the independants to outline their priorities for combating…

Advocacy Groups Lodge “Freecall Super-Complaint”

Staff Reporter, Wednesday, 29th September 2010 -  Three peak consumer advocacy groups have joined forces to lodge Australia’s first ever "super-complaint” over the cost of calling 1800 and 1300 numbers for mobile…

Profile: Cassandra Goldie

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 16th September 2010 -  Many readers would have heard that Cassandra Goldie was recently appointed as CEO of the Australian Council of Social Service. As such, she is now one of the main leaders of the Not for

New ACOSS Chief Looks to Fairer Australia

Staff Reporter, Wednesday, 15th September 2010 -  New ACOSS CEO, Dr Cassandra Goldie believes the formation of the new Australian Government is a unique opportunity to deliver fairer and more equitable outcomes for people around…

New Job Search Penalties Harsh – ACOSS

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 12th August 2010 -  Peak welfare body, ACOSS has welcomed the ALP’s policy announcement of workforce relocation incentives, but is concerned that new penalty measures for jobseekers will cause…

Housing Affordability Should be Centre of Election Agenda

Staff Reporter, Wednesday, 4th August 2010 -  Peak welfare council, ACOSS is calling for political leaders to commit to measures to improve the critical shortage of affordable housing in Australia and to alleviate acute financial…
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