A NSW free from poverty and inequality

Media Releases

17 April 2020

New research from NCOSS has revealed the stark digital divide facing many Australians now living in isolation as a result of COVID-19.

27 March 2020

NCOSS has welcomed the NSW Government’s latest stimulus package in response to COVID-19 but warned that frontline services need resources to respond to increased demand and support in moving away from face-to-face service delivery.

19 March 2020
Two thirds of community sector workers reported that poverty and disadvantage increased among the people accessing their services in 2019. 82% reported demand in the community either ‘increased’ (50%) or ‘increased significantly’ (a further 32%) in 2019.
19 March 2020

The NSW Government is being urged to follow the Victorian Government’s...

17 March 2020

NSW Council of Social Service and Homelessness NSW are calling on the NSW Government to implement an urgent funding package for the social services sector to support those most at-risk from coronavirus.

NCOSS CEO Joanna Quilty said it is NGO social services workers who are providing vital services to at-risk people, and the industry must be supported during this time.

12 March 2020

A new, interactive map of NSW has shown that the areas hardest hit by the recent bushfire crisis are also some of the areas in the state experiencing the most poverty.  

06 March 2020

Ahead of International Women’s Day, NCOSS and Women’s Alliance are calling on the Federal Government to commit to renewing vital funding for the highly feminised community service sector. The funding in question is the Equal Remuneration Order supplementation, which was put in place to ensure workers in this sector, made up of 80% women, were fairly paid.

02 March 2020

A collective of Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal organisations are calling for the NSW government to make a significant commitment in this year’s budget to urgently address the child protection system’s disproportionate impact on Aboriginal children and families.

27 February 2020

A new survey of community sector employees has found that services are at risk, and staff...

21 February 2020

Friday, 21 February 2020

NSW Council of Social Service (NCOSS) has welcomed the call from NSW Disability Services Minister, Gareth Ward that the Federal Government should release vital NDIS funding.

NCOSS CEO, Joanna Quilty said the funding was crucial to supporting people in NSW living with a disability.

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