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SACOSS is the South Australian Council of Social Service, the peak body for the non-government health and community services sector in South Australia.

SACOSS does not accept poverty, inequity or injustice. We will be a powerful and representative voice that leads and supports our community to take actions that achieve our vision of justice, opportunity and shared wealth for all South Australians. We will hold to account governments, business, and communities for actions that disadvantage vulnerable people

Latest News

New report highlights value of community sector: SACOSS calls for rethink of ACNC abolition

12 November 2014

SACOSS has today used the Adelaide presentation of major research into the charities sector to call on the Federal government and Family First Senator Bob Day to reconsider the plan to abolish the national charities regulator, the Australian Charities and Not-for-Profit Commission (ACNC).

Poverty in SA: Case Studies Highlight Prevalence and Programs that Help

15 October 2014

The South Australian Council of Social Service today released its annual Anti-Poverty Week Statement. This year’s statement profiles poverty in four different South Australian communities, highlighting the presence, prevalence, and diversity of poverty as it exists in different parts of the state.
 
The Statement explores data from the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara (APY) Lands, Burnside, Mount Gambier and Playford Local Government Areas – profiling education, employment, ethnicity, income and other economic resources in each area.

Latest figures show health prices are key cost of living pressure – and Federal Budget will make things worse

31 July 2014

SACOSS has today released its June Quarter Cost of Living Update, highlighting rising health prices as a key cost of living pressure.

Health expenditure is a significant and increasingly important part of average household expenditure, and health price increases were a major contributor to CPI rises in the last quarter.

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