On 6 December, the Legislative Council tabled the report of its inquiry into the implementation of the NDIS in NSW. While acknowledging improvements are needed to the NDIS, the report had a major focus on the important role of the NSW Government in creating an inclusive society for people with disability.
The NSW Government launched the NGO Capability Building Tool at the November Forum of Non-Government Agencies (FONGA) meeting. The NGO Capability Building Tool is a free online tool that allows organisations delivering human services to self-assess against 10 capabilities related to customer centred service delivery.
NCOSS invites you to join us for a Members Only Event:
A Morning with Commissioner Robert Fitzgerald – Addressing Deep and Persistent Disadvantage
on Friday 23rd of November at 10am at Suite 301, 52-58 William Street, Woolloomooloo
The NCOSS Board has appointed Joanna Quilty, a respected senior bureaucrat, Joanna's public service experience spans human rights, social policy, economic analysis and transport and infrastructure initiatives.
The NCOSS Board is very pleased to announce the appointment of Dr Kathy Chapman as the Interim NCOSS CEO.
To better understand government’s investment in the services it commissions, the NSW Procurement Board has implemented a direction for NSW Government agencies to broaden its collection of data to include more specific location data.
What this means for agencies procuring human services and its funded service providers is that it will be necessary to collect and report data on both:
A week when we can all do something about poverty
Poverty and severe hardship affect more than a million Australians. Around the world more than a billion people are desperately poor. Anti-Poverty Week is coming up in October.
On 22 June 2018 NCOSS appeared before the Inquiry into fresh food pricing. NCOSS knows a top priority for communities right across the state is being able to provide a healthy environment for children to thrive in. But we also know that families living with disadvantage are more than twice as likely to experience food insecurity, which impacts their health and wellbeing outcomes.
After four years serving as NCOSS Chief Executive Officer, Tracy McLeod Howe has announced she will be resigning in July to take up the position of Chief Executive Officer of White Ribbon Australia.
The NCOSS Board would like to acknowledge the extraordinary contribution Tracy has made to NCOSS and congratulate her on this exciting new opportunity.
NCOSS Deputy CEO Melanie Fernandez appeared before the Inquiry on Monday 22 May, arguing that the Act needs to be amended to extend the powers of the Legislative Review Committee to scrutinise Bills against an agreed set of human rights.