Latest Australian Council of Social Service News

ACOSS welcomes Greens’ commitment to include lifting income support in any parliamentary negotiations
ACOSS response to Coalition superannuation and housing policies
Poll: Australian voters believe jobseeker is too low
Non-profits call for better Services Australia
Greens climate policy fast enough, still stronger focus needed on people on low incomes
ACOSS analysis shows mutual obligation requirements are causing harm
Over 60 peak bodies and community organisations call for adequate income support and investment in social housing
Confirmation compulsory income management must go is welcome, all parties and candidates must endorse
ACTCOSS calls for political leaders to commit to raising rate of income support
Rex patrick to fight for urgent action on jobseeker
ACOSS asks all political leaders and candidates: could you live on $46 day?
Time to forge resilient and brighter future
ACOSS response to IPCC report: fast, fair and inclusive climate change action urgently needed
Jennifer Westacott panel interview with Patricia Karvelas, RN Breakfast, ABC Radio
Budget people can’t rely
ACOSS position on Streamlined Participation Requirements and other measures Bill
Federal Budget should not miss opportunity to create fairer future
Report highlights post-pandemic housing affordability pressures and rapid rent inflation
Statement on Greens Income Support platform
Tax cuts are not answer to cost of living for people on low and modest incomes
Funding boost to reduce disaster risk for WA communities
New IPCC report stark warning that fair and fast climate change action critical to protect people
Budget 2022 must invest in fairer future for all, not more tax cuts that benefit few
ACOSS Calls on Reserve Bank to stand firm, keep putting jobs first
We deserve Services Australia we can be proud of
Another income hit for casual workers – massive cut to Pandemic Leave Disaster Payment
Community Sector calls for collaboration and decisive leadership from National Cabinet to deal with COVID debacle
Federal Government cuts Pandemic Payment as COVID cases explode
Government must immediately suspend mutual obligations to reduce COVID risk
ACOSS welcomes free COVID RAT access for concession card holders but fears some may still miss out
Community sector calls for government to ensure access to COVID19 testing
ACOSS calls for access to free rapid antigen tests for people on lowest incomes
Community services under strain amidst Covid
Community services under strain in shadow of Delta
More government help needed to protect people most at risk from Omicron variant
Poverty, jobs, affordable housing, essential services and climate change
Community sector calls for budget guarantee from all Parties: no more tax cuts
Temporary increase in income support led to marked drop in homelessness
Labor shows its serious but climate policy is not fast enough nor fair for people on low incomes
ACOSS response to Parliament debate on Bills: Voter ID and Political Campaigners Bill
Rushed bill will muffle community voices
Shocking rise in energy debt needs urgent government action
ACOSS welcomes win for democracy as Parliament votes against heavy-handed charity regulations
ACOSS calls for constructive leadership to guarantee NDIS as changes come before parliament
Better income support vote changer in swinging seats
Time to Invest in Keeping People Out of Hospital
Five steps for healthier state: South Australian Public Health consortium
Children under 14 belong in school and with their community not in prison