ACOSS welcomes Labor’s commitment to funding services over high-end tax cuts but people on Newstart again left behind
05 April 2019
ACOSS welcomes the Opposition’s commitment tonight to give priority to funding essential services over big tax cuts for people on higher incomes but remains deeply concerned about people on Newstart again being left behind.
“We welcome wholeheartedly the major commitments...
Government turns its back on people who have the least, and guarantees more cuts to essential services
02 April 2019
‘’The Government confirms its vision for our country is cuts, tax cuts for people who don’t need them, guaranteeing more cuts in future to essential services and our safety net for people who rely on them,’’ ACOSS CEO Dr...
7 out of 10 Tasmanians living outside Hobart believe Newstart should be increased
26 March 2019
Research by Per Capita shows that 54% of people living in Hobart and 70% of people living in the rest of Tasmania support a $75-per-week increase to Newstart, the payment for people looking for paid work.
Emma Dawson, Executive Director...
Townsville City Council endorses increase to Newstart and ACOSS calls on federal politicians to follow suit
27 March 2019
Australian Council of Social Services (ACOSS) congratulates Townsville Council for officially endorsing the ‘Raise the Rate’ campaign, a national campaign, which calls on the Federal Government and Opposition to raise the rate of Newstart.
Townsville is within one of the...