86% of low to middle income families in NSW are concerned about a potential rise in the GST, and 89% are concerned about potentially applying the GST to food, according to research by the Council of Social Service of NSW.
Families are cutting back on essentials like healthcare and school holiday outings as families struggle to meet cost of living expenses, according to new findings to be released by the Council of Social Service of NSW (NCOSS).
Today’s NSW Budget takes great strides towards tackling some of the key issues affecting people experiencing disadvantage and poverty, but leaves some of those most in need of support behind according to the Council of Social Service of NSW (NCOSS).
Representatives from disability consumer organisations across NSW have come together to give their expert advice to ensure workplaces get the most out of disability inclusion planning.
Expected reductions to electricity bills following the Australian Energy Regulators determination for NSW electricity networks today, will only be felt if retailers commit to passing on the full benefit to households says the Council of Social Service of NSW (NCOSS).
The Council of Social Service of NSW (NCOSS) welcomes yesterday’s announcement from the NSW Greens to invest $4.5 billion to build 20,000 public and low income homes across NSW over 4 years.
Infrastructure Partnerships Australia and the Council of Social Service of NSW (NCOSS) have today welcomed the New South Wales Government’s in-principle support for a $1 billion incentive fund to support new social and affordable housing investment.
Today’s commitment from NSW Labor to provide funding certainty for disability advocacy groups in NSW and establish a new employment advocacy body and will help ensure people with disability are given a strong voice in decisions that affect them according to the Council of Social Service of NSW.
Last week NCOSS joined over 200 organisations in calling for all parties to support an end to the detention of children once and for all. See the full statement here.
A $30 million injection into homelessness services in NSW is a welcome investment, but certainty is needed to ensure services can adequately tackle rising levels of homelessness according to the NSW peak body for community services.