Organisation

Australian Council of Social Service

Survey

Survey of 955 people receiving the new rate of JobSeeker and other allowances

This survey explores how the new rate of JobSeeker and other allowances has affected people’s ability to cover essential costs like housing, bills, food, medicine and other vital expenses. The survey also explores how people feel about the federal government’s plan to return income support...
Report

Poverty in Australia 2020 - part 2: who is affected?

This report provides the human face of poverty in Australia and explains who is most affected and at risk. Looked at through the varied aspects of life – our age, gender, family relationships, paid work and sources of income, disability and other characteristics - the...
Report

Poverty in Australia 2020 - part 1: overview

This publication continues efforts by the ACOSS/UNSW Sydney Poverty and Inequality Partnership to fill the knowledge gap about the prevalence and profile of poverty in Australia. Utilising the latest data available from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS), it paints a picture of entrenched and...
Position paper

How to reduce homelessness and boost incomes and jobs: social housing as infrastructure

This ACOSS paper proposes that the federal government work with states and territories, local government and community housing providers (CHPs) to develop a social housing investment package, for announcement in the Mid-Year Economic and Fiscal Outlook (MYEFO) statement towards the end of 2019.
Position paper

Policy priorities for the next Australian government: public revenue for essential services

Australia's peak body for social services has released its tax reform election policy. It is calling for an end to tax loopholes for the wealthy in order to fund investment in our essential services and income support system.