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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).

10 May 2016

Tuesday 10 May 2016

Proposed transport fare increases released today by the Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal would see prices rise well above inflation, making access to transport harder for many - particularly those on low incomes according to the NSW Council of Social Service (NCOSS).

05 April 2016

Making the switch from stamp duty to land tax would not only lower the cost of housing and reduce rents, but could also boost Gross State Product by more than 1 per cent and create up to 10,000 jobs, according to a new report from the NSW Council of Social Service (NCOSS) and the NSW Business Chamber.

26 February 2016

Friday 26 February 2016

Better electricity rebate support will be needed to ensure disconnections don’t skyrocket if the cost of electricity rises again following the Australian Competition Tribunal’s decision on electricity prices according to the NSW Council of Social Service (NCOSS).

24 February 2016

Wednesday 24 February 2016

A NSW Government-led fuel app allowing consumers to see in real time what petrol prices are in their area will help ease cost of living pressures for people on low incomes according to the NSW Council of Social Service (NCOSS).

24 February 2016

Wednesday 24 February 2016

The success of a trial at St George Local Area Command, targeting repeat offenders of domestic and family violence, shows that well targeted and resourced responses to perpetrators can keep women and children safer according to the NSW Council of Social Service (NCOSS).

04 February 2016

Thursday 4 February 2016

The Report on Government Services into child care, education and training shows children in NSW are missing out on the best possible start in life as investment in early childhood education and care remains well behind other states.

17 December 2015

New initiatives released today by the NSW Government to increase the support available to people with disability accessing taxis is an important step towards achieving a more inclusive community according to the NSW Council for Social Service (NCOSS).

16 December 2015

Addressing the lack of access to affordable housing and high levels of child poverty in the Hunter region will be the focus of a roundtable with local members and community services in Newcastle tomorrow.

01 December 2015

A new plan to address the worryingly high unemployment rates in key regions in NSW such as the Richmond-Tweed area will be launched today that could reap billions of dollars for the economy.

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