A NSW free from poverty and inequality

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05 April 2017

Wednesday 5 April 2017

Community Legal Centres in NSW facing cuts to their federal government funding have been given a reprieve following today’s announcement of $6 million in additional support over the next two years from the NSW Government.

10 March 2017

Monday 10 March 2017

The NSW Council of Social Service welcomes today’s announcement of the successful projects to be delivered under the first phase of the Social and Affordable Housing Fund (SAHF).

NCOSS President Tony Davies said the projects showed the SAHF was an important tool encouraging new strategies to boost social and affordable housing across the state.

03 February 2017

Friday 3 February 2017

The 2017 Report on Government Services into child care, education and training shows new investment has improved early childhood education attendance in NSW but there is still much more work to do to ensure access for all children, according to the NSW Council of Social Service (NCOSS).

12 December 2016

Monday 12 December 2016

The high and growing cost of accessing health services is the number one reason that people experiencing or at risk of poverty and their families are unable to improve their health according to the NSW Council of Social Service (NCOSS).

19 October 2016

Wednesday 19 October 2016

A new plan released today from the NSW Council of Social Service shows a path forward for the NSW 2017 Budget to reduce the experience of poverty and disadvantage in NSW and prevent it happening in the first place.

10 October 2016

Efforts to reduce childhood obesity must recognise that high levels of inequality are a crucial factor in rates of obesity or they risk children experiencing poverty and disadvantage falling further behind according to the NSW Council of Social Service.

25 July 2016

Tuesday 26 July 2016

The NSW Strategic Plan for Children and Young People sets a new precedent for how children and young people should be engaged across the board to have a voice in developing policy and programs that will affect them according to the NSW Council of Social Service (NCOSS).

21 June 2016

Tuesday 21 June 2016

Today’s NSW Budget invests in a range of initiatives that will make a real difference to the lives of people experiencing poverty and disadvantage but continued lack of investment in early intervention and early learning are missed opportunities according to the NSW Council of Social Service (NCOSS).

03 June 2016

Friday 3 June, 2016 

Today’s announcement by the NSW Government that survivors of domestic and family violence will be eligible for fee-free vocational training will help many victims get back on their feet, according to the NSW Council of Social Service (NCOSS).  

18 May 2016

Wednesday 18 May 2016

Today’s decision to maintain current Opal fares and not implement recommended price hikes from the Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal is a welcome relief for the people of NSW, particularly those on low incomes according to the NSW Council of Social Service (NCOSS).

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