A NSW free from poverty and inequality

Media Releases

01 April 2019

The NSW Council of Social Service (NCOSS) welcomes the Premier’s renewed focus on social issues and support for individuals and communities who are struggling, and looks forward to working with new Minister for Families, Communities and Disability Services, Gareth Ward MP.

26 March 2019

NSW’s peak social services body, the NSW Council of Social Service (NCOSS) has congratulated the Berejiklian Government on being re-elected at the weekend.

NCOSS said the people of NSW have given the re-elected Government an opportunity to work with the sector and disadvantaged communities to build a fairer, more cohesive state.

15 March 2019

Neighbourhood Centres play a vital role in communities throughout NSW and ahead of the next State Election two peak bodies are fighting to give them the recognition they need to continue providing local services to local people.

05 March 2019
65 per cent of NSW residents said inequality had increased or flatlined in the last four years 23 per cent of Western Sydney residents said social inequality had increased a lot in the last four years Men more likely to say social inequality has increased a lot
28 February 2019

Candidates in the Northern Rivers will give voters the opportunity to know how they will address the issue of housing and homelessness in the region, in an upcoming pre-election forum.

The forum is being supported by Homelessness NSW and NSW Council of Social Service (NCOSS).

27 February 2019


20 February 2019

NSW’s peak social services body, NCOSS has welcomed the NSW Government’s decision to improve access to vital mental health and wellbeing support in NSW public high schools.

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.

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