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NCOSS made a submission to the NSW Productivity Commission Discussion Paper Kickstarting the productivity conversation. NCOSS calls on the NSW Government to use the productivity reform agenda to strategically target the community services sector – part of the fast growing healthcare and social assistance industry – to help address existing and impending vulnerabilities in the NSW economy, address future demand and support those who are at risk of disadvantage in the community. NCOSS also advocates for the community services sector, research institutions and the NSW Government to work together to create a whole of Community Services Industry Plan for NSW that articulates the vision of a thriving sector and the steps needed over the next 10 years to achieve that vision. Our recommendations provide opportunities for the NSW Government to support continued growth in the state’s living standards and the wellbeing of its whole population.