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Media Releases

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.

20 October 2014

Findings today that NSW’s economy performance has returned to number one in the country means the state is in its best position in a decade to tackle its other number one position – the number of people living in poverty.

20 October 2014

Infrastructure Partnerships Australia and the Council of Social Services of NSW (NCOSS) have joined forces today, calling for a dedicated social housing investment fund from the proceeds of the long-term lease of 49 per cent of the NSW electricity grid.

13 October 2014

NSW has nearly nine hundred thousand people living in poverty – more than any other state – according to research that provides the most up-to-date picture of experiences of poverty in Australia.

10 September 2014

A blueprint for action to address critical shortages in social and affordable housing has been outlined in a recent report from Select Committee on Social, Public and Affordable Housing according to the peak body for the community sector.

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