NCOSS will take the priorities outlined in this paper with us to the 62nd Commission on the Status of Women, and advocate strongly to see that the outcomes from CSW reflect the voice of our members, and the diverse women and girls that we represent in NSW.
From this week, NCOSS staff will be doing monthly placements at the Vinnies Community Hub in Blacktown, Western Sydney. The Community Hub is the first of its kind, opening back in March 2017. With over 20 volunteers on the roster, the Hub provides assistance to around 200 people a month.
The Human-Centred Design online training workshop is a free resource by the Department of Finance, Services and Innovation and FutureGov designed to build capability across the non-government sector.
NCOSS partnered with Just Reinvest NSW and Juvenile Justice to host a new perspectives forum on the practical implementation of justice reinvestment projects in Aboriginal communities. You can access the presentations of our guest speakers here.
NCOSS is proudly attending the 62nd Commission on the Status of Women (CSW62) in New York from 12-22 March 2018. This will be the second time NCOSS is involved in CSW, with this year’s theme set as "Challenges and opportunities in achieving gender equality and the empowerment of rural women and girls".
The Social Service Legislation Amendment (Welfare Reform) Bill 2017 (“Welfare Reform Bill”) could be passed in the first week of Parliament, beginning on 5 February. The Welfare Reform Bill will hurt the most vulnerable people in our communities and will place more pressure on frontline services, including homelessness services, domestic violence services, drug and alcohol services and...
The NSW Human Services Agreement (HSA) was adopted on 1 August 2017. The HSA was developed by the NSW Government Social Innovation Council (SIC), with considerable consultation, to empower the NGO sector by making it easier for the sector to do business with government and creating more transparent funding arrangements.
The National COSS Network is deeply concerned over the Australian Government’s appointment of the Hon. Dr Gary Johns as Commissioner of the Australian Charities and Not for profits Commission (ACNC).
NCOSS joined Shelter NSW, Homelessness NSW, the Tenant's Union of NSW, Churches Housing and Yfoundations, to write to Premier Berejiklian asking the NSW Government to invest the $2 billion in public money allocated to rebuild sporting stadiums, towards homes and services for vulnerable and low income households in NSW.
Last week the Senate Committee on Community Affairs handed down its report on delivery of outcomes under the National Disability Strategy 2010-2020. The Strategy is a whole of Government response to building communities that are accessible and inclusive to people with disability, covering areas such as the built environment and transport, rights protection, and health and wellbeing.