The Health Equity Alliance is made up of a wide range of health groups that come together to advise NCOSS about existing and emerging issues in health, and assist NCOSS to develop its policy and advocacy agenda in this space. It is also an opportunity for members to share relevant information and hear from a guest speaker about a topic of interest.
NCOSS recently contributed to the Treasury’s review of the Donor Gift Recipient (DGR) tax arrangement. Our comments are general in nature and intended to complement the more detailed submission made by the Australian Council of Social Service (ACOSS), the peak body for community services in Australia.
The Skilled to Thrive (StT) Project is a 2 year project funded by FACS-ADHC focused on building the capacity of 40 NSW Advocacy and Information providers (A&I).
When we speak to people and communities across the State, we hear that our current system of driver licensing is simply not serving Aboriginal people well. We hear about the systemic barriers preventing Aboriginal people from obtaining and holding onto a driver licence and the consequences this has on them, their families and community.
NCOSS is proud to have joined forces with some of Australia’s leading businesses, sporting bodies and NGO’s to support the “Racism. It Stops With Me” campaign.
Last week, the Federal Aged Care Minister Ken Wyatt announced that the Older Persons Advocacy Network would receive $25.7 million over three years to supply advocacy services under the National Aged Care Advocacy Program (NACAP). In NSW, Seniors Rights Service is the only organisation to receive funding under this program.
The 2017 ACOSS National Conference, in partnership with VCOSS, is the event where community leaders, policy and decision makers, practitioners, academics and people with lived experience come together to collectively tackle the issues driving poverty and inequality in Australia. This year's theme is Australia in 2030: Creating the future we want.
NCOSS made a submission to the Independent Pricing & Regulatory Tribunals’ (IPART) annual review of the operation of the competitive retail electricity market in NSW.
Supporting vulnerable children to be a healthy weight is an issue of significant concern for our sector judging by the attendance at a forum last Wednesday hosted by NCOSS, in partnership with Uniting and Cancer Council NSW.