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Media Releases

16 August 2019

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.

31 July 2019

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.

12 July 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.

04 July 2019

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.

24 June 2019


The NSW Government has threatened the future of community organisations that offer vital assistance to vulnerable communities, including family violence and homelessness services. 

19 June 2019

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.

01 April 2019

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.

26 March 2019

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.

15 March 2019

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.

05 March 2019
65 per cent of NSW residents said inequality had increased or flatlined in the last four years 23 per cent of Western Sydney residents said social inequality had increased a lot in the last four years Men more likely to say social inequality has increased a lot

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