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3 April 2019 Learn more
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Media release: FEDERAL BUDGET 2019: Some catch up on services but failing the poorest in Canberra

The ACT Council of Social Service (ACTCOSS) has joined other Councils of Social Service in expressing disappointment that the Federal Budget has failed to reduce severe poverty and close the worst gaps in essential services, while welcoming some investments and supports. According to ACTCOSS Director Susan Helyar, “Tonight’s Budget promises the first surplus in 12 […]

2 April 2019 Learn more

Open letter from the Community Sector: Don’t rush to pass more tax cuts while three million live in poverty

Open letter from the Community Sector  Don’t rush to pass more tax cuts while three million live in poverty As community organisations providing essential services to people on low and modest incomes, we call on the Parliament not to rush to pass more income tax cuts before the elections, and to reverse those already legislated […]

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