The NCOSS Pre-Budget Submission 2018/19 - No Poverty: A roadmap for a fair NSW draws together the lived experience of people experiencing or at risk of poverty and disadvantage, the knowledge and experience of our members from the community sector across the state, the expertise of our advisory panels and our NCOSS team’s research and analysis.
Over the last two years we have toured the state hearing directly from metro, regional, rural and remote communities about their priorities. Over this period we have engaged with hundreds of community and health services, on the ground leaders and people doing it tough.
This year we held six conferences, two additional consultations and 38 workshops in regions across NSW. We conducted a deeper conversation in each of these priority areas to gain insight into regional challenges and solutions. We spoke to approximately 570 people across the state.
We’ve pulled together what we heard from across the state into a set of seven recommendations for our NSW Government. The recommendations chart a roadmap to build a more equal society and to reduce poverty and disadvantage.