A NSW free from poverty and inequality

NCOSS has released a new plan that shows a path forward for the NSW 2017-18 Budget to reduce the experience of poverty and disadvantage in NSW and prevent it happening in the first place. This is your plan. Help us see the change we want to see in our communities by taking action with us today.

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Anchored in extensive consultations, bolstered by thorough research, and shaped with the knowledge and expertise of NCOSS staff and our advisory panels, we have developed seven recommendations endorsed by our members. Each recommendation targets a specific need with the goal of making a difference for people experiencing poverty and disadvantage here in NSW.

On Tuesday last week Treasurer Berejiklian handed down the 2016/2017 NSW Budget – outlining this Government’s vision for the future.

Yesterday, at a breakfast with the Treasurer, NCOSS released its Budget analysis outlining where we’ve seen gains for the people we serve – people experiencing poverty and disadvantage – and where there is much more work to do.

In the 2016/2017 Budget, the NSW Government has once again focussed on its key themes of fiscal management, with significant infrastructure investment and modest growth in service delivery.

The NSW Council of Social Service has identified the top seven actions the NSW State Government could take to make the biggest difference in the lives of people experiencing poverty following a state-wide consultation with health and community service organisations.   

NCOSS CEO Tracy Howe said the seven recommendations featured in the NCOSS Pre Budget submission to be launched today.

“With almost 900 000 people currently experiencing poverty in NSW, there is no time to waste in taking action.

NCOSS has identified the top seven actions the NSW State Government could take to make the biggest difference in the lives of people experiencing poverty following a state-wide consultation with health and community service organisations.   

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