January 18, 2019
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Media Releases

12 March 2019

COMMUNITY TRANSPORT: REQUEST FOR MAJOR PARTY POSITIONS

As part of the ongoing effort to get community transport on the election agenda, the NSW Council of Social Service has sent letters to the Minister for Transport Andrew Constance MP, the Minister for Regional NSW John Barilaro MP and the Shadow Minister for Transport Jodi McKay MP. The letters outline the challenges faced by community transport providers in NSW, and proposes solutions. The Ministers are asked to provide the position of their party on improving the provision of this essential service.  

7 March 2019

NSW ELECTION: TACKLING EDUCATIONAL DISADVANTAGE SO ALL YOUNG PEOPLE CAN SHINE

In the lead up to the March state election, the Association of Children's Welfare Agencies (ACWA) is appealing to all political parties in NSW for a commitment to address the educational disadvantage faced by vulnerable children and young people, including those living in out-of-home care.

28 February 2019

NORTHERN RIVERS HOUSING AND HOMELESSNESS FORUM

Candidates in the Northern Rivers will give voters the opportunity to know how they will address the issue of housing and homelessness in the region, in an upcoming pre-election forum. The forum is being supported by Homelessness NSW and NSW Council of Social Service (NCOSS).

27 February 2019

NEW POLL: REGIONAL NSW WANTS ACTION ON HEALTH CARE AND SAYS NOT ENOUGH BEING DONE ON KEY SOCIAL ISSUES

In the lead up the State Election, AbSec, is highlighting problematic NSW child protection policies, including an $11 million cut from family support services in 2017–18. At the same time as this cut to vital support services, there was a $55 million increase on spendingon out-of-home care in the same year. Overall, almost 60% of funding is directed to out-of-homecare, with less than 15% directed to family supports.

Read the full article here.

20 February 2019

AbSec Calls on All Parties to Let Aboriginal People Decide Their Future

NSW’s peak social services body, NCOSS has welcomed the NSW Government’s decision to improve access to vital mental health and well-being support in NSW public high schools.The announcement comes after calls by NCOSS to increase investment in and expand the budget for mental health and well-being programs and initiatives in NSW schools. This includes calling for increased investment in student support officers.

20 February 2019

NCOSS WELCOMES NSW GOVERNMENT INVESTMENT IN STUDENT MENTAL HEALTH SUPPORT

NSW’s peak social services body, NCOSS has welcomed the NSW Government’s decision to improve access to vital mental health and well-being support in NSW public high schools.The announcement comes after calls by NCOSS to increase investment in and expand the budget for mental health and well-being programs and initiatives in NSW schools. This includes calling for increased investment in student support officers.

18 February 2019

COST OF LIVING IN SYDNEY PUSHING MANY TO LIMITS BUT NSW ELECTION OFFERS LITTLE HOPE

"There needs to be a significant boost in investment towards social and affordable housing. We certainly have a really strong economy and we're in a good position so I think there's no excuse for leaving these people behind." - says NCOSS CEO Joanna Quilty.

13 February 2019

NSW GOVERNMENT CONTINUES TO SCORE POORLY IN NEW REPORT

AbSec highlights the NSW Government is failing across five out of seven measures to support Aboriginal children and families, according to a new report card released on the 11th anniversary of the Apology.

Read the full press release HERE.

7 February 2019

NCOSS STEPS UP COMMUNITY TRANSPORT CAMPAIGN ACROSS NSW

In the lead up to the State Election, NSW's peak social services body, NCOSS is shining a light on significant concerns surrounding the future of community transport services across the state.

Read the full press release HERE.

5 February 2019

NSW COMMUNITY SECTOR ALLIANCE CALLS FOR MORE ESSENTIAL SERVICES TO ADDRESS INEQUALITY

Read the full press release HERE.

5 February 2019

"NSW is a rich state in a rich country, and there is no excuse for people here being left behind" - Joanna Quilty, NCOSS CEO

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