Response to Transport for New South Wales Disability Inclusion Action Plan
NCOSS welcomes the identification of specific, outward facing actions against the DIAP’s outcomes; as well as the progress in outlining more concrete measurement of performance. However, there are some significant opportunities for improvement to ensure that the final document is effective in driving its outcomes and objectives. While the move to more clearly identify measurement indicators is very welcome, these need to be more detailed to be effective. Similarly, NCOSS is concerned that there are some crucial actions which are missing, and that some of the actions identified need to be more targeted.
Response to Transport Disability Incentives and Subsidies Review
Response to the discussion paper in Transport for NSW Disability Incentives and Subsidies Review.
Submission: Inquiry into fresh food pricing
NCOSS made a submission to the NSW Parliament inquiry into fresh food pricing. We made comments on the prevalence of food insecurity in NSW and the identification of 'food deserts' and how to address this issue. We also flagged our forthcoming annual Cost of Living report, which has surveyed over 400 low income households on the affordability, accessibility and availability of healthy food options.
Submission: Inquiry into the Sydney stadiums strategy
NCOSS made a submission to the NSW Parliament inquiry into the Sydney stadiums strategy. We strongly believe that the funds needed to implement the Sydney stadiums strategy would be better spent in other areas. Areas where they would make a social impact and improve the lives of the most vulnerable in our community should be prioritised. This includes measures to address the disadvantage faced in rural and regional communities and those identified in our 2018/19 Pre-Budget Submission.
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.