Law and Justice
4 March 2013
The Australian Council of Social Service today called on the Australian Government to detail its response to a United Nations request for it to explain the decision to cut the payments of over 80,000... [ Read more ]
2 March 2013
ACOSS Chief Executive Dr Cassandra Goldie today wished organisers and participants of the annual Mardi Gras Parade a joyous celebration, adding that much still needs to be done to achieve equality... [ Read more ]
22 November 2012
The Australian Council of Social Service today joined a chorus of community and human rights groups expressing deep concern at the Commonwealth Government's decision to withhold crucial support... [ Read more ]
24 August 2012
Australia's peak community welfare body, ACOSS, has put its strong support behind the National Anti-Racism Strategy launched in Melbourne today by the Australian Human Rights Commission, alongside... [ Read more ]
31 October 2011
A community delegation will converge on Canberra today to support the Federal Government's positive pathway towards community-based alternatives to immigration detention.
Chaired by the Refugee... [ Read more ]
4 August 2010
ACOSS is calling for political leaders to commit to measures to improve the critical shortage of affordable housing in Australia and alleviate the acute financial pressures on low-income people.... [ Read more ]
29 October 2009
Australia's peak welfare body has issued a call for strong, compassionate leadership on the issues of asylum seekers so that people escaping persecution or violence are treated fairly.
Responding to... [ Read more ]
8 October 2009
ACOSS welcomes the report released today by the National Human Rights Consultation Committee recommending that Australia adopt a national Human Rights Act.
"Human rights are important for all... [ Read more ]
15 January 2009
ACOSS is urging the Federal Government to introduce a paid work experience scheme for long term jobless people and to increase the unemployment allowance by $30 a week.
Releasing its recommendations... [ Read more ]
6 June 2008
Community services have experienced a sharp increase in demand according to the Australian Community Sector Survey 2008 which was released today by the Australian Council of Social Service (ACOSS).... [ Read more ]