A NSW free from poverty and inequality

Policy

Briefing paper: Regional Consultations

We've prepared a briefing paper to set the stage for our upcoming regional visits and kickstart the conversation with our members about their priorities for the 2019 NSW state election.

Download the regional consultation briefing paper

 

 

Letter of Endorsement: Closing the Gap Refresh

We know that Aboriginal communities and leaders know what their communities need, and they need to be supported to self-determine at all levels of decision making. NCOSS is pleased to endorse the key issues and recommendations raised in the NSW Aboriginal Land Council's submission on the Closing the GAP Refresh.

Submission: Inquiry into the need for regulation of mobility scooters, also known as motorised wheelchairs

NCOSS made a submission to the Inquiry into the need for regulation of mobility scooters, also known as motorised wheelchairs highlighting concerns for additional regulation for powered mobility and the risk of imposing regulations that would restrict choice and control of people with disability and older people. 

Submission: Draft Proposal to Improve Resident Protections for People with Disability Living in Supported Group Accomodation

NCOSS responded to the draft proposal to improve resident protections for people with disability living in supported group accommodation. 

Submission: Regional Development and a Global Sydney

NCOSS made a submission to the Standing Committee on State Development on Regional Development and a Global Sydney Discussion Paper. This submission highlights the community sectors important social and economic contributions to regional development and how it can better work with the sector to address issues of equity and access. 

Submission: Inquiry into the adequacy of youth diversionary programs in NSW

NCOSS made a submission to the Inquiry into the adequacy of youth diversionary programs in NSW. NCOSS endorses the key issues and recommendations raised in the submissions from the following member organisations: Mission Australia, Youth Action, Aboriginal Legal Services NSW/ACT (ALS) and Just Reinvest NSW.

Submission: Family is Culture: Independent Review of Aboriginal Children and Young People in out of home care

NCOSS made a submission to Family is Culture: Independent Review of Aboriginal Children and Young People in out of home care, supporting the key recommendations of our member organisation, the Aboriginal Child, Family and Community Care State Secretariat (AbSec). 

Submission: Inquiry into the provision of drug rehabilitation services in regional, rural and remote New South Wales

NCOSS made a submission to the Inquiry into the provision of drug rehabilitation services in regional, rural and remote New South Wales, supporting an increase in funding to meet the demand for AOD treatment and bed shortages, particularly in rural and remote NSW. This submission endorses the recommendations raised by our organisational members, the Network of Alcohol and other Drug Agencies (NADA) and Mission Australia.

 

Submission: Tax deductible gift recipient reform opportunities

NCOSS made a submission to the Commonwealth Treasury review of the Donor Gift Recipient (DGR) tax arrangement, supporting the minimisation of the DGR scheme regulatory burden on the not-for-profit sector.  

Submission: Value and affordability of private health insurance and out-of-pocket medical costs

NCOSS made a submission to Federal Parliament Senate Standing Committee on Community Affairs inquiry into the value and affordability of private health insurance and out-of-pocket medical costs. Our submission highlighted the impact that the growing cost of healthcare is having on families at risk of or experiencing poverty and disadvantage.

Way forward to inclusive service system: Challenges for people with disability with closure of ADHC

From June 30 this year, NSW will no longer have a dedicated Minister or Department responsible for disability issues.

NCOSS has released a report outlining the challenges the closure of the Department of Ageing Disability and Homecare (ADHC) will pose to people with disability across the whole of Government, in areas as broad as health, justice, housing and transport.Our report argues that the whole of Government response is critical to ensure outcomes for people with disability improve as we transition to the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), and that NSW remains an inclusive society.

 

Submission: NSW Law Reform Commission's Guardianship Act Review

This submission responds to the Commission’s draft proposals in relation to the review of the Guardianship Act 1987 (NSW) (Guardianship Act).

Submission: ALRC Inquiry into Incarceration rates of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples

The high rate of incarceration among Aboriginal people due to systemic barriers causes untold harm to families and the communities in which they live. During the 2017 NCOSS regional consultations, Aboriginal community members from across NSW told us they are not receiving the right kind of help to break through the barriers imposed by the justice system. 

The Australian Law Reform Commission’s inquiry and report represents a positive stepping stone to reducing the incarceration rate of Aboriginal people in this country.

Submission: Review of Community Legal Centre (CLC) Services

NCOSS recently travelled across regional and metropolitan NSW to hear from communities about the barriers they face, and the types of support they need to build a more equitable community free of poverty and disadvantage. In these consultations, access to legal assistance was consistently raised as an area of significant concern for communities, particularly those experiencing disadvantage. Our submission draws on the feedback we received from these visits.

NCOSS Women | 61st Commission on the Status of Women

CSW61 NCOSS Women Final Report | Gender Equality on a global stage

NCOSS Women CSW61 Priorities Paper 

New Year for Women CSW Paper 

Parallel Event | A New Plan, A New Movement: Towards national action on women’s economic empowerment in Australia Pamphlet 

Parallel Event | Economic Empowerment Campaign Strategy Workshop & Skill Share Pamphlet

Blog Entries | Youth Forum Day 1 and Day 2  | CSW61 Day 1 | Day 2 | Day 3 | Day 4 | Day 5 | Day 6 | Day 7

Submission | Review of the National Financial Literacy Strategy

As part of our ongoing advocacy, NCOSS made a submission to the recent review of the National Financial Literacy Strategy. In our submission we present a range of recommendations that ASIC could take to make a very real difference to the life opportunities of those experiencing poverty and disadvantage, particularly vulnerable women. Overall, highlighting the important role that financial literacy plays breaking the systemic cycle of disadvantage experienced by many women across their lifecycle.

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