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Media Releases

29 January 2020

Wednesday, 29 January 2020

NSW Council of Social Service (NCOSS) CEO, Joanna Quilty is in Tamworth today to make the case to Federal MP, Barnaby Joyce that local service providers, including counselling and mediation, parenting programs and mental health services, need their funding guaranteed.

12 December 2019

Political inaction on climate change is hurting our most vulnerable, worsening poverty and inequality

11 December 2019

The state’s peak social services body, NCOSS has welcomed IPART’s recommendation to the State Government that Health Care Card holders should have reduced transport costs. 

The recommendation follows NCOSS’s submission to the Tribunal which called for concession fare eligibility to be extended to all Health Care Card holders.

21 November 2019

Community, health and research groups are calling on Energy Ministers to cut energy bills, reduce carbon emissions and create jobs by committing at the COAG Energy Council meeting to implement measures to substantially improve the energy efficiency of millions of existing homes.

31 October 2019

Thursday, 31 October 2019

The draft report from the Productivity Commission’s (PC) inquiry into Mental Health provides a blueprint to improve mental health outcomes across Australia. 

24 October 2019

Thursday, 24 October 2019


14 October 2019

The peak body for health and community services in NSW, NCOSS has cautiously welcomed the Grattan Institute’s report on congestion charging.

NCOSS CEO, Joanna Quilty said while she disagrees with the report’s claims congestion charging fears are “overblown”, if designed with low-income people in mind congestion charging could help address a range of social issues.

18 September 2019

The following statement has been sent this morning to NSW State MLCs regarding sex selection amendments to the Reproductive Health Care Bill 2019 which will be debated in the coming hours.

03 September 2019

Thursday, 5 September 2019

The peak body for health and community services in NSW, NCOSS is urging the community to support this month’s School Strike 4 Climate.

The Climate Strike, to be held in the Sydney CBD on September 20, is part of a worldwide event with millions of people expected to strike in more than 150 countries.

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