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National Cabinet Must Create COVID Rapid Response Group
Community Sector calls for collaboration and decisive leadership from National Cabinet to deal with COVID debacle
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
Funding boost for Canberra’s community legal services
Super trustees offering default income protection insurance urged to check on member outcomes
Nepal must now deliver on promise of social justice – UN human rights expert
Kids living in poverty cannot wait any longer for change
Government support cushions tax revenues in OECD countries from worst impacts of Covid crisis
New Year’s indexation to increase payments for 1 million recipients
ACTCOSS welcomes key recommendations in Covid report
Shocking rise in energy debt needs urgent government action
New social security legislation provides options for co-design
Urgent need to address evidence gap in disability abuse knowledge
Livestock – not just for eating
Mature workers are an untapped talent pool: new study
Report corrects perception of lawyers
Housing and homelessness left behind in post-Covid recovery
Big data can render some as ‘low-resolution citizens’
No “snap back” for lowest income earners between lockdowns
UN rights expert to assess situation of older persons: Finland
We need to fix poverty and stop blaming stereotyped poor
Disasters of rampant outsourcing of public service laid bare
New payment to help women escape violent relationships
Nursing care-focused Tokyo Tech Glocal Summer School 2021 completed
Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights asks Nicaragua about re-establishing dialogue
Covid recovery pathway must put people in need first
Last year we backed you, this year you’re on your own: COVID’s scorched economic path revealed
Sydney to host 2023 World Congress on Safety and Health at Work
Now everyone can enjoy Inner West pools
Ineffective Subsequent Child Policy Sanction Removed
Ending Disaster Payments without increasing unemployment payments will drive up poverty and put communities at risk
Covid Disaster Payment
Temporary enhanced support extended for a further three months
Cashless Debit Card extension provides certainty for participants
Community organisations slam decision to continue discriminatory and punitive Cashless Debit Card
Cutting Coronavirus Supplement will hurt at-risk Canberrans
Cashless Debit Card far from perfect solution
Czech Republic: actively support business and employment to strengthen COVID-19 recovery
Can governments mandate a COVID vaccination?
12% super increase will lift lifetime wealth for all Australians
Hon. Dame Margaret Guilfoyle AC DBE
ACTCOSS submission to Senate inquiry into Coronavirus support: Raise Rate for Good
Evidence continues to stack up against Cashless Debit Card
Supporting South Australians through Coronavirus pandemic
ACOSS response to Robodebt Settlement