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).
Read the Bios of the NCOSS CSW62 Delegation.
At NCOSS we are incredibly fortunate to work with and be guided by incredible young women through our NCOSS Young Women's Advisory Panel. In the lead up to Youth Week, we met with the panel to hear their priorities and solutions for the NCOSS Election Platform, and how we can better support and integrate the voices of young people, and in particular, young women in all of our work.
NCOSS joined our members, stakeholders and people with disability in welcoming the Government’s announcement on Friday that funding for independent disability and advocacy information organisations will be continued until 2020. We called for this funding in our Pre-Budget Submission.
icare is targeting its new look Speakers Program to the Health and Community Services industry to drive down workplace injuries and help support a culture of workplace safety.
The 62nd Commission on the Status of Women wrapped up last week.
On Day 8 of CSW62 our delegates reflect on the importance of data collection and access to information in advancing gender equality, the power of storytelling and the blizzard that took over NY.
On Day 7 of CSW62, the NCOSS delegates reflect on a session held by the National Indigenous Women in Rural America and the devastating incidence of violence experienced by Native American women.
NCOSS Delegates Un-Ai Jo explores feminism in North and South Korea, and the various movements in both countries to advance gender equality, and Keira Jenkins reflects on the challenges faced by female journalists.