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.
The NSW Law Reform Commission is seeking your feedback on draft proposals for the Guardianship Review.
These papers outline everything we heard during the NCOSS 2017 Regional Consultations and how these stories will feed into our broader policy and advocacy work going forward. We encourage you to read about these key issues and get in touch if you want to get involved in our work.
NCOSS, with the Department of Finance, Services and Innovation and icare foundation, are pleased to announce the two selected initiatives for the inaugural I4GPitch.
NCOSS has joined over 3,500 organisations and individuals in signing a joint statement that calls on the Prime Minister and Australian Parliament to respect and back the Uluru Statement from the Heart.
The Board of the Council of Social Service of New South Wales (NCOSS) has resolved that the 2017 NCOSS Annual General Meeting (AGM) will occur at 6pm on Thursday, 9th of November 2017 at Australian Technology Park, Exhibition Hall, 2 Locomotive Street, Eveleigh, NSW 2015.