A NSW free from poverty and inequality

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13 February 2019

People can’t live in a stadium; they would prefer plans to drive down electricity costs rather than new tollways that drive up the cost-of-living; and new train lines can’t connect them to services like mental health support if those services don’t exist.  

08 January 2019

Reports of soaring out-of-pocket costs for General Practitioner (GP) consultations across Sydney highlight the real barriers that exist for those on low incomes needing treatment for mental health issues.

According to analysis of GP charges by Mind the Gap, GPs are charging patients up to $120 for a standard consultation.

17 October 2018

The NSW government’s $90 million commitment to arrest the state’s alarming rate of suicide has been welcomed by the state’s peak social services body.

17 October 2018

The New South Wales Council for Social Service has vowed to continue the fight to scrap no-ground evictions after an amendment to make the reform failed in the NSW Upper House today.

NCOSS chief executive Joanna Quilty said the setback was disappointing, but improving the rights of tenants was now firmly on the agenda for the upcoming state election.

17 September 2018

New South Wales’ total disposable income would increase by $905 million if the Federal Government raised Newstart, Youth Allowance and related payments by $75 per week.

19 June 2018

Tuesday 19 June 2018

The NSW Council of Social Service (NCOSS) welcomes the 2018-19 NSW Budget investment in children and families but says the investment in social and affordable housing is not enough to ensure everyone has access to a safe, secure home in NSW.

27 October 2017

The NSW Council of Social Service (NCOSS) is shocked at the failure of the Australian Government to guarantee funding for housing and homelessness services, putting Australia’s most vulnerable people at risk.

17 October 2017

The NSW Council of Social Service (NCOSS) has released a detailed plan today which outlines a roadmap for next year’s NSW Budget to help alleviate poverty and inequality in NSW.

20 September 2017

NCOSS welcomes the release of the Auditor General’s performance audit of energy rebates for low income households, as yet more evidence in support of significant reform in this area. NCOSS Deputy CEO Melanie Fernandez said that with the cost of energy increasingly pushing people beyond crisis point, it is important to ensure that the system of supports for people with low incomes actually gets...

20 June 2017

According to the NSW Council of Social Service (NCOSS), the 2017-18 NSW Government Budget is a missed opportunity to invest in people and stop the growing number of people and families reaching crisis point.

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