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This paper introduces the Giving Australia project, a collaborative effort led by ACOSS, and presents a summary of key primary sources of data on philanthropy in Australia.
The Giving Australia project is an initiative of the Prime Minister's Community Business Partnership, and is being...
Far from having a 'welfare dependency' problem, Australia spends comparatively less on social security and has lower payments than other wealthy countries, according to this report. Few wealthy countries spend less than Australia on social security, and the ones that do - such as the...
In this submission to the Senate inquiry into student income support, ACOSS provides a series of recommendations for helping young people to take up education and training and, build both personal opportunities and the broader level of skills and knowledge within our community.
ACOSS proposes reforms to family assistance payments estimated to cost $2.5 billion. Over one million families would benefit from the plan which. is designed to ease financial hardship, help families with young children juggle jobs and care, and reduce poverty traps.
In this rep;port, ACOSS proposes the following changes to assistance with the costs of care for babies and toddlers: a universal maternity benefit; an extension of the existing parenting payment to support middle income parents caring at home for a child under 3 years old,...
The billions of dollars in capital gains tax breaks received by higher income earners is unfair and unbalancing the economy, according to ACOSS's Economics and Tax Policy Adviser Michael Raper. Newly released tax statistics indicate that 68,000 taxpayers earning over $100,000 - less than 1...