Submission: NSW Curriculum Review Terms of Reference
NCOSS was invited to provide input to shape the Terms of Reference for the recently announced NSW Curriculum Review. We emphasised the importance of involving Aboriginal controlled organisations in this process, as well as the voice of children and young people.
Investing in Communities: What we heard in our 2017 regional consultations
During July and August 2017, NCOSS toured the state to speak with over 500 community leaders and people working in community services, as well as those doing it tough. We listened to diverse, strong communities tell us about the key challenges they face, but also about the collaborative, innovative and inspiring ways that people are coming together to tackle these challenges.
This report compiles everything we heard and how these stories will feed into our broader policy and advocacy work going forward. We encourage you to read about these key issues and get in touch if you want to get involved in our work.
NCOSS Analysis: NSW Budget 2018-19
The NCOSS Budget Analysis looks at the big announcements from the NSW 2018-19 Budget, the gaps and where we have made progress in relation to the recommendations NCOSS made in partnership with communities in its 2018-19 Pre-Budget Submission No Poverty: A Roadmap for a Fair NSW.
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.