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.
NCOSS has joined community sector peak bodies asking the Government to immediately make public the full, independent Tune Review into out of home care.
This review was commissioned in response to the growing numbers of children going in to out of home care and the continuing poor outcomes for the most vulnerable families and children.
Last week NCOSS kicked off our regional consultations in the Northern Rivers and Western NSW. Local community organisations and services in and around Lismore, Tweed Heads, Bathurst and Orange gathered to tell NCOSS what we should be asking of an incoming government in the lead-up to the 2019 State Election. Some of the common things we heard included:
Members may be aware that NCOSS has recently made changes to its organisational structure.
This is due to a loss of our core funding associated with the impending closure of the Department of Ageing, Disability and Home Care (ADHC).