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).
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.
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).
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.
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.
The failure to ensure all children in out of home care have an annual review of their placement is leaving the most vulnerable in our community at risk and needs to be addressed immediately according to the NSW Council of Social Service.
The latest social housing waiting times release from the NSW Government show business as usual will not shift the 59 000 long list of households in need of a home according to the NSW Council of Social Service.
NCOSS Deputy CEO John Mikelsons says despite good work from the Government in a number of areas, the waiting list had only been reduced by 500 in the past year.
On the Universal Day of the Child parents from across New South Wales are taking action to reduce the experience of poverty for children in support of the community lead 1 in 7 campaign.
Following the release today of new NATSEM modelling outlining the impacts of potential GST changes on low-income and disadvantaged households, the NSW Council of Social Service calls on Premier Mike Baird to reject any tax deal or increase in GST unless:
A report released today by the NSW Council of Social Service of NSW (NCOSS) reveals that lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people in NSW are experiencing higher levels of disadvantage than other Australians, putting them at greater risk of falling into poverty.