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23 June 2015

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).

12 June 2015

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.

30 April 2015

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).

16 March 2015

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.

12 March 2015

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.

17 February 2015

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.

13 February 2015

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.

05 February 2015

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.

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).

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