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.
Tuesday, 13 August 2019
A new Infrastructure Australia audit released today has confirmed that more needs to be done to make transport more accessible and affordable in New South Wales.
The NSW Council of Social Service (NCOSS) has welcomed the cross-party move to decriminalise abortion in NSW.
NCOSS CEO, Joanna Quilty said the reform was long overdue and urged the Parliament to pass the Reproductive Health Care Reform Bill 2019.
Formally acknowledging and reconciling the wrongs perpetrated against Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people—and their long legacy of ongoing trauma—must be a national priority.
It’s crucial the Federal Government works genuinely with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and organisations to get the process and the wording right.
The NSW Council of Social Service (NCOSS) is backing ACOSS’ call for the Federal Government to split its tax package and protect funding for essential social services.
BLOW BURIED IN THE NSW BUDGET: FAMILY VIOLENCE, HOMELESSNESS AND OTHER VITAL SERVICES ACROSS THE STATE AT RISK
The NSW Government has threatened the future of community organisations that offer vital assistance to vulnerable communities, including family violence and homelessness services.
The NSW Budget is a missed opportunity from the NSW Government to tackle social issues and reduce disadvantage across the state.
When the Premier was re-elected in March 2019 she promised to “…focus on tackling social issues to reduce disadvantage,” but it’s difficult to see how this Budget achieves that.
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.
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.
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.