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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

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.

New Energy Payment Research Reveals Consumer Distress

16 July 2014

South Australian energy consumers are concerned and stressed about increasing electricity prices, with significant proportions even opting to leave their homes for cooler destinations during heatwaves rather than face bigger bills. 

SA Budget 2014: Some pain, some protection, but long-term revenue concerns remain

19 June 2014

Today's State Budget is better than might have been expected under current circumstances, but SACOSS remains concerned about the long term sustainability of South Australia's budget revenue.

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