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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



2013-14 NSW State Budget Analysis

The 2013-14 NSW State Budget was released on 18 June 2013. NCOSS has prepared a detailed analysis.

South West Sydney Regional Consultation, November 2013

NCOSS regularly holds community consultations in rural and regional NSW. The 19 November 2013 South West Sydney Regional Consultation was held in partnership with NCOSS Regional Forum member, Sector Connect. This report presents a summary of the issues raised at the consultation.

Submission on improving the governance of residential parks

NCOSS response to the discussion paper Improving the governance of residential parks , released by the Minister on 3 November 2011. NCOSS welcomes the passage last year of legislation to establish a register of residential parks in NSW.

Submission on the Exposure Draft of the Boarding Houses Bill 2012

NCOSS welcomes the Government's commitment to introduce legislation into Parliament in the Spring Session following consideration of community feedback on the Exposure Draft Bill. NCOSS is concerned, however, that the material released for comment excludes consideration of key matters that will determine the effectiveness of the reform agenda.

Submission on planning controls for Wentworth Point

NCOSS believes that any intensification of residential development at Wentworth Point should be conditional upon a substantial contribution of affordable rental housing by the companies that own the sites involved.

Submission to the Legislative Council Select Committee on Social, Public and Affordable Housing

Feedback from our members, and those of our national counterpart ACOSS, consistently identifies housing availability and affordability as the greatest unmet need for the clients of non-government welfare services.

Tenancy Management in Social Housing: NCOSS Submission

NCOSS supports a multi-provider social housing system delivered by a range of public and community (not for profit) entities, where tenants and applicants can choose the provider that best meets their particular needs. We are opposed to suggestions that the current inquiry will lead to private for profit providers being given responsibility for public housing tenancy management.

Rebuilding NSW: NCOSS Submission

This submission to the Rebuilding NSW Discussion Paper outlines the NSW Government's intention to part-lease the NSW electricity networks potentially releasing approximately $20 billion in capital funding. The first part of the NCOSS submission focuses on priorities for infrastructure investment in NSW. The second part of our proposal addresses the need to ensure the long-term interests of electricity customers.

Rebuilding NSW: NCOSS and IPA Joint Submission

NCOSS and Infrastructure Partnerships Australia (IPA) have joined together in this submission from a common understanding that electricity reform must be used to drive better and fairer outcomes for electricity consumers - and from a recognition that the proceeds from the lease can be used to substantially improve the function and reach of the State's broader infrastructure.

Social housing in NSW – Crunch Time: NCOSS response to Social Housing in NSW

This submission points to a new future for social housing. It recommends a broader, integrated plan to address affordable housing outside of the social housing system. It recommends new ways to increase the stock of social housing across the state and it calls for a person-centred approach, which recognises the inherent humanity of social housing tenants.

Response to the Consultation paper Future directions for specialist homelessness services

This response outlines why it is vital that the reforms move forward in a spirit of partnership and in a way that values the strengths of our sector, including its diversity, capacity to collaborate and expertise in both service delivery and policy and program development.

Submission to Public Health (Tobacco) Act 2008 Statutory Review - Discussion Paper

NCOSS believes a comprehensive public health approach, including strong legislative mechanisms, continues to be required to reduce smoking rates and smoking related harm in NSW.

Submission to the House Standing Committee on Health and Ageing Inquiry into Adult Dental Services in Australia

NSW Oral Health Alliance Submission: The Alliance provides this submission to supplement formal quantitative data with qualitative evidence about the extent and nature of demand for adult dental services. It reflects the perspectives of not-for-profit community sector organisations who work with those people most at risk of poor oral health and who struggle the most to access dental services.

Submission to the Commonwealth government on Grow Up Smiling

NCOSS commends the Commonwealth government for its investment in GUS and the national dental health reform package. Longer-term, the Commonwealth government must commit to implement a national, universal access oral health system that provides all Australians with the opportunity to maintain good oral health.

Submission to the NSW Ministry of Health on the discussion paper: Towards an Aboriginal Health Plan for NSW

This submission has been informed by the NCOSS Health Policy Advice Group and the NSW Aboriginal Community Care Gathering Committee.

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