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The past three years have been tough for the people of NSW. The state has faced unprecedented upheaval due to ongoing extreme events like the fires, floods and pandemic. These events have caused spikes in housing insecurity, homelessness and domestic violence across the state, heightened mental stress and have had negative impacts on children’s safety, social development and educational outcomes. Adding to this is the rising cost-of-living with inflation at a 32-year high.

Unsurprisingly, particular regions and community groups are bearing the brunt and are relying on the social service and health sector to support them. But scarcity of resources and depleted finances are making it difficult for organisations to meet the increasing demand.

Our policy platform was developed in consultation with NCOSS members and supported by a rigorous research agenda. It is divided into three sections: immediate cost of living relief, targeted support for the most vulnerable and social sector sustainability.

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