A NSW free from poverty and inequality

Media Releases

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).

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).

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