NCOSS has endorsed the Australian NGO Coalition report to the United Nations Human Rights Committee. The report examines Australia’s compliance with the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR). Over 32 organisations contributed and 56 organisations endorsed to the report.
NCOSS is a member of The NSW Financial Inclusion Network, which released its Financial Inclusion position paper on 21 September. This paper is an important step in recognising the impact of financial exclusion in compounding disadvantage for many vulnerable people in our community. Find out more about financial inclusion, and what the next steps are to a more inclusive NSW.
FACs has released the draft Aboriginal Targeted Earlier Intervention Strategy for comment.
Housing for older women and in regional areas will be prioritised in Phase 2 of the Social and Affordable Housing Fund (SAHF) announced by NSW Premier Berejiklian on 12 September. This is a welcome response to the feedback NCOSS and our members provided following Phase 1.
NCOSS recently completed a major project looking at how the high, and rising, cost of energy is impacting vulnerable households in NSW. Our Cost of Living report provided a stark and sobering picture.
On Monday 11 September, NCOSS members and other stakeholders came together to mark Equal Pay Day and talk solutions around women’s economic empowerment and the future of work.
NCOSS is a proud and strong voice for inclusivity and equality in our communities. So of course it's a resounding "YES" from us when it comes to having our say about marriage equality.
Designed by the Social Innovation Council, the NGO Benchmarking model went live last week after public consultations earlier in the year. NGOs have six weeks to complete a voluntary self-assessment starting on 21 August 2017.
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 St, Eveleigh NSW 2015.
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.