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Ten Year Snapshot of Cost of Living Changes in the NT 21 June 2016

Posted by on Jun 21, 2016 in Media Releases | 0 comments

Ten Year Snapshot of Cost of Living Changes in the NT 21 June 2016

A new report by the Northern Territory Council of Social Service (NTCOSS) reveals that cost of living pressures have increased markedly in a number of key areas over the past decade. The 12th NTCOSS Cost of Living Report, released today, reveals electricity, water, insurance, rent prices, education and health costs have all gone up well above the generic CPI (‘All groups’) for Darwin of 30% for the last ten years. Electricity prices have risen by 86%, water by 154% and insurance by 72%. Rent prices have risen by 66%, education by 53%, and...

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Prevention, early intervention missing from NT Budget 24 May 2016

Posted by on May 24, 2016 in Media Releases | 0 comments

Prevention, early intervention missing from NT Budget 24 May 2016

Today’s Northern Territory Budget has failed to focus on early intervention and prevention strategies in health, corrections and child and family welfare. The Northern Territory Council of Social Service (NTCOSS) is concerned that preventive programs have been undervalued and the government’s Budget does not provide strategic measures in family support, mental health and youth justice to support the NT’s most vulnerable and disadvantaged people. NTCOSS notes allocations of small funds for social housing and homelessness programs, but is...

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Media Release – NTCOSS Cost of Living Report No.11- Benefits of low CPI not all seen remotely

Posted by on Apr 5, 2016 in Media Releases, News and Events | 0 comments

Media Release – NTCOSS Cost of Living Report No.11- Benefits of low CPI not all seen remotely

A new report by the Northern Territory Council of Social Service (NTCOSS) shows Darwin’s CPI over the past year has been low at only 0.5%, compared with the national rise of 1.7%, though the last two quarters for Darwin (0.3% and 0.4%) are higher than the two quarters prior (0.0% and -0.2%)….. The 11th NT Cost of Living Report, released today, reveals clothing (-02%), rent (-2.7%) and overall transport prices (-2.6%) in Darwin all went down, and the CPI for food was 0.0% in Darwin over the past year. The main reason for the fall in the...

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Media Release – NT Justice Coalition calls for bus service to NT prisons

Posted by on Mar 17, 2016 in Media Releases | 0 comments

Making Justice Work (MJW) is a coalition of community organisations with a common interest in effective responses to crime in the Northern Territory. The coalition calls on the NT Government to reinstate a bus service to Darwin and Alice Springs prison. MJW Top End spokesperson Sandra Cannon said, “A bus service was a condition of the prison’s construction, but since the centre became operational both the Department of Transport and Department of Corrections have refused to accept responsibility for this.”[1] “Making Justice Work is keen to...

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22 February 2016 NT Justice Coalition commends NT Government’s Justice targets

Posted by on Feb 22, 2016 in Media Releases | 0 comments

Making Justice Work is a coalition of community organisations with a common interest in effective responses to crime in the Northern Territory. Coalition spokesperson Wendy Morton commends the ambitious justice targets in the NT Government’s Aboriginal Affairs Strategy.i “These targets are consistent with the published Making Justice Work principles” explained Ms Morton. Ms Morton said “The cost to Territorians of achieving these targets will see a big saving in Territory budgets that can be better spent on education and...

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NTCOSS Cost of Living – Insurance 8 December 2015

Posted by on Dec 8, 2015 in Media Releases | 0 comments

A new report by the Northern Territory Council of Social Service highlights that far too many Territorians face rising insurance costs, despite the generic CPI for Darwin being low over the past year. The 10th NTCOSS  Cost of Living Report released today reveals that Insurance prices in Darwin have risen rapidly over recent years, rising at a twice the rate of the generic CPI for Darwin for the last 15 years, according to Mr. Jonathan Pilbrow, Policy Advisor, NTCOSS. “These price rises add to the already high cost of living for Territorian...

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NT concessions not keeping pace with price changes:Media Release

Posted by on Jun 30, 2015 in Media Releases | 0 comments

NT concessions not keeping pace with price changes:Media Release

A new report by the Northern Territory Council of Social Service shows that a number of concessions, designed to ease cost of living pressures, are simply not keeping pace with price increases, with their value being eroded over time. Prices in nearly all areas of expenditure examined rose faster than the CPI, and much higher in most instances… The 8th NT Cost of Living Report, released today, examined concessions made available to selected eligible households, by the Territory and Commonwealth Governments. The analysis shows that...

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Government response and comments are dangerous and ignore lessons of Stolen Generation

Posted by on Apr 14, 2015 in Media Releases | 0 comments

‘Government response and comments are dangerous and ignore lessons of Stolen Generation’ The Making Justice Work (MJW) coalition today expresses extreme concerns about the comments made on 14 April 2015 by Chief Minister Giles and Minister Elferink regarding young people and their families in Alice Springs…….. ‘Making Justice Work youth media release April 2015...

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NTCOSS Welcomes Action on Methamphetamine

Posted by on Mar 25, 2015 in Media Releases | 0 comments

NTCOSS Welcomes Action on Methamphetamine

NTCOSS Welcomes Action on Methamphetamine 24th March 2015 The NT Council of Social Service Inc (NTCOSS) welcomes the announcement by the Chief Minister to establish a Parliamentary Committee to investigate the prevalence and impacts of ice use in our community as well as current government responses. ‘Several of our member organisations have expressed concerns about the emerging impacts that Methamphetamine is having on the community, these organisations report that they are seeing a sharp rise in the number of people accessing their services...

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NT inflation rate down but benefits not evenly shared

Posted by on Feb 17, 2015 in Media Releases | 0 comments

NT inflation rate down but benefits not evenly shared – 17th February 2015 View full media release here – NTCOSS Media Release Cost of Living Report A new report by the Northern Territory Council of Social Service shows that while the inflation has slowed in Darwin, the benefits of this are not enjoyed by all households across the NT. The 7th NT Cost of Living Report released today reveals that the past year (to December 2014) in Darwin has seen generally small increases in the CPI for many expenditure areas and even some downward...

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Federal cuts will hurt unemployed and the NT economy – AND Fact Sheet

Posted by on Sep 30, 2014 in Media Releases, News and Events | 0 comments

Federal cuts will hurt unemployed and the NT economy

Proposed changes by the Federal Government, announced in the May Budget, will see many job seekers under the age of 30 lose income support for six months of the year, if implemented from July 2015.

NTCOSS Fact Sheet 1 – Federal Budget Cuts to Job Seekers

NTCOSS Media Release – Federal cuts will hurt jobless and economy

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Darwin costs rise higher than national rate and hit the poor hardest- new report

Posted by on Aug 19, 2014 in Media Releases | 0 comments

NTCOSS Media Release – Darwin costs rise higher than national rate and hit the poor hardest: new report – 19th August 2014

NTCOSS Media Release Cost of Living Report – August 19 2014

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Health price hikes reduce trips to the doctor

Posted by on Jul 8, 2014 in Media Releases | 0 comments

NTCOSS Media Release-Health price hikes reduce trips to the doctor-8th July 2014

NTCOSS Media Release Health Price hikes reduce trips to the doctor

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Many children left behind in Budget

Posted by on May 13, 2014 in Media Releases | 0 comments

NTCOSS Media Release 13 May – Many children left behind in Budget

NTCOSS Media Release NT Budget children left behind

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NTCOSS Cost of Living Report-Transport Media Release

Posted by on Apr 7, 2014 in Media Releases | 0 comments

NTCOSS Cost of Living Report-Transport Media Release 7th April 2014

NTCOSS Media Release Transport Cost of Living Report

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NTCOSS Cost of Living Report – Housing Cost

Posted by on Dec 17, 2013 in Media Releases | 0 comments

NTCOSS Cost of Living Report – Housing Cost Media Release 17 December 2013

NTCOSS Media Release Housing Cost of Living Report

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NTCOSS PATS Review on the back 21st August 2013

Posted by on Aug 21, 2013 in Media Releases | 0 comments

NTCOSS PATS Review on the back 21st August 2013

NTCOSS Media Release 21 August 2013

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Funding cuts hit the most vulnerable 24 July 2013

Posted by on Jul 24, 2013 in Media Releases | 0 comments

Funding cuts hit the most vulnerable 24 July 2013

NTCOSS Media Release 24 July 2013

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