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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
Next federal Government must meet global call for stronger action on climate change
Change needed to break ageism forcing over-55s to languish without work
826,000 people forced to languish on income support payments for over year, and more to join in wake of COVID
Australians working together for successful transition to net zero emissions
Australian working together for successful transition to net zero emissions
Housing and homelessness left behind in post-Covid recovery
Proposed voter ID reforms unnecessary – hitting hardest those who need greatest support to vote
Federal Government must protect people seeking asylum in Park Hotel and other detention locations
Morrison’s climate policy does little to help low income Australians in transition to clean economy
We need to fix poverty and stop blaming stereotyped poor
Regional communities impacted by climate change will benefit from strong emission reduction targets
Sole parents and unemployed face poverty as nation surges ahead
Budget Reply Speech 2021-22
Community sector unites to call for fair fast climate action this decade
Deloitte Report: strong economic benefits from energy efficiency retrofits for low-income homes
Ending Disaster Payments without increasing unemployment payments will drive up poverty and put communities at risk
ACOSS backs call for vaccination gap for people with disability to be closed before easing COVID restrictions
ACOSS pays tribute to social justice giant Merle Mitchell
More than 8 out of 10 are Locked Out in Lockdown
We need specific vaccination targets to tackle vaccine divides before easing restrictions
New members appointed to ACMA’s Consumer Consultative Forum
Economic security key to women’s safety
Social housing cannot be overlooked during women’s safety summit
ACOSS pays tribute to outgoing Senator Rachel Siewert
Almost 90% of people on lowest incomes in lockdown missing out on disaster payments
People at high risk must not be left to come last in vaccination race
As hours of paid work dive, those most in need of disaster support continue to be excluded
New report: Covid widens Australia’s stark health income gap
Smart energy reform supports fairer solar growth
Report lays bare Australia’s stark health income gap as COVID widens it further
With hundreds of thousands on $44 day in lockdown, focus must be on support, not debt recovery or arbitrary eligibility criteria
Parliamentary motion to make punitive ParentsNext program voluntary welcome
Parliament must urgently fix social security to respond to national public health crisis
Deep concerns over military presence in South West and Western Sydney
$200 payment welcome but abandons those with very least
With Sydney lockdown to be extended, Federal Government must urgently heed NSW Treasurer’s call to help those with least
Tax cuts and housing tax breaks are Budget Booby Trap
Public back smart energy reform to support future solar growth fairly
Report shows dramatic increase in financial distress in lockdowns & demand for help from charity emergency relief services
Income support must address costs of disability
New Report reveals gruelling reality for people with least locked out from Federal Government disaster payments
Now over one million people in lockdown on lowest incomes excluded from COVID payment support