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Media Releases

27 January 2015

The NSW Government’s commitment to funding certainty for pensioner and senior concessions is a welcome step, but a broader review of the concessions system is needed to ensure adequate support is reaching households doing it tough according to the Council of Social Service of NSW (NCOSS).

15 January 2015

Consumers could bear the long term costs of leasing the electricity networks if adequate safeguards are not put in place beforehand according to a new report from the Council of Social Service of NSW (NCOSS).

19 December 2014

A review of the NSW concessions system is desperately needed as low income households struggle to afford the basic essentials according to a new report from the Council of Social Service of NSW.

15 December 2014

A new plan for the mental health system in NSW has the capacity, if fully implemented, to provide early, effective care and support that could prevent people becoming unwell in the first place according to the peak body for community services.

08 December 2014

Investment in additional housing and homelessness services is the thing most likely to benefit people on low incomes according to new findings in the largest survey of Australia's community services sector.

03 December 2014

The appointment of Mr Andrew Johnson as the first Advocate for Children and Young People in NSW is an important step in ensuring children and young people are given a say in decisions that affect them according to the Council of Social Services of NSW (NCOSS) and Youth Action NSW.

25 November 2014

A review of rebates available to low income households struggling to make ends meet is desperately needed following a spike in household energy disconnections according to the Council of Social Service of NSW (NCOSS).

16 November 2014

New figures revealing a large drop in the number of households with access to social housing - despite tens of thousands remaining on waiting lists – show increased investment in social and affordable housing stock cannot be put off any longer according to the NSW peak body for community services.

23 October 2014

The community sector is calling for urgent action to address the State’s social housing shortage ahead of the upcoming election as new figures show tens of thousands of people across NSW are left waiting, sometimes for over ten years.

22 October 2014

The tragic death of Luke Batty highlights the need to better coordinate support and responses to domestic and family violence to keep families and children safe says the Council of Social Service of NSW.

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