Organisation

Australian Council of Social Service

Acronym
ACOSS
Description

The Australian Council of Social Service is a national advocate for action to reduce poverty and inequality and the peak body for the community services sector in Australia. Our vision is for a fair, inclusive and sustainable Australia where all individuals and communities can participate in and benefit from social and economic life.

Items authored

Research report

12 Oct 2018

This analysis investigated the burden of electricity and gas costs for a range of household types in Australia between 2008 and 2018, finding that some of the lowest income households in Australia spend more than 10% of their incomes on spiralling energy costs.

Briefing paper

ACOSS briefing note
4 Jun 2018

The current debate over personal tax cuts and the Budget echoes a similar debate a decade ago, when just before the 2007 federal election, the Coalition government promised $31 billion of income tax cuts.

Submission

30 May 2018

Submission to the Senate Economics Committee on the proposed income tax cuts, in which ACOSS recommends that these cuts be opposed in their entirety and lists the main reasons why.

Website

15 May 2018

ACOSS' analysis of the 2018-19 Federal Budget, split into 5 sections: Tax, Social Security, Essential Services, Health & Aged Care, and Missing in Action.

Submission

Social Services Legislation Amendment (Drug Testing Trial) Bill 2018
15 Apr 2018

ACOSS submission to Community Affairs Committee on Social Services Legislation Amendment (Drug Testing Trial) Bill 2018, recommending the Committee oppose this Bill.

Items published

Research report

14 Sep 2018

This report looks behind the headline unemployment statistics to reveal who is affected, why it’s no easy matter for most unemployed people to secure a job, and the disturbing growth in long-term unemployment. It also look at the chances people on unemployment payments have of...

Research report

4 Sep 2018

This report, commissioned by the Australian Council of Social Service, considers the impact of boosting a range of allowance payments. It finds that the introduction of such a policy would have a range of ‘prosperity effects’, boosting the size of the economy and the number...

Research report

31 Jul 2018

This report is the first in a new five year partnership between the Australian Council of Social Service (ACOSS) and the University of New South Wales (UNSW) to reduce poverty and inequality in Australia.

Briefing paper

ACOSS briefing note
4 Jun 2018

The current debate over personal tax cuts and the Budget echoes a similar debate a decade ago, when just before the 2007 federal election, the Coalition government promised $31 billion of income tax cuts.

Submission

30 May 2018

Submission to the Senate Economics Committee on the proposed income tax cuts, in which ACOSS recommends that these cuts be opposed in their entirety and lists the main reasons why.

Items associated

Research report

23 Aug 2017

This project builds on previous Australian and recent international research to develop a set of budget standards for low-paid and unemployed Australians and their families.

Items authored

31

Items published/produced

95

Associated content

1

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