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NTCOSS Cost of Living Report No.7 -CPI update

Posted by on Feb 17, 2015 in News and Events | 0 comments

NTCOSS Cost of Living Report No.7 -CPI update

NTCOSS Cost of Living Report No.7 -CPI update, Tracking the changes in the cost of living, particularly for vulnerable and disadvantaged Northern Territorians:CPI rises over the past quarter and past year…. NTCOSS Cost of Living Report No. 7 February 2015 – CPI Update      

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Media Release – NT inflation rate down but benefits not evenly shared

Posted by on Feb 17, 2015 in News and Events | 0 comments

Media Release – NT inflation rate down but benefits not evenly shared

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……

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Statement of Principles

Posted by on Feb 12, 2015 in News and Events | 0 comments

Statement of Principles

The Giles Government has signed a new set of principles with Non-Government Organisations (NGOs) that hopes reduce their reporting burden and free them up to concentrate on helping Territorians…….

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Department of Social Services (DSS) Funding

Posted by on Feb 9, 2015 in News and Events | 0 comments

Department of Social Services (DSS) Funding

ACOSS have been working hard to ensure appropriate transitional arrangements for community organisations that lost funding through the recent DSS grants process. Minister Morrison’s announcement on Friday 31 January provided those transitional arrangements for a large number of services. The same announcement advised that funding offers would be issued….

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ACOSS Budget Priorities Statement

Posted by on Feb 5, 2015 in News and Events | 0 comments

ACOSS Budget Priorities Statement

ACOSS released our Budget Priorities Statement on Thursday 29 January. The report recommends that the Government focus on increasing revenue through tax reform rather than by cutting spending, in order to make the path back to surplus fair for everyone and identifies priorities for modest additional investment to address gaps in the safety net

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Asylum Seeker Advocacy in the Northern Territory: Beyond 2014

Posted by on Dec 9, 2014 in News and Events | 0 comments

Asylum Seeker Advocacy in the Northern Territory: Beyond 2014

A new report released by the Darwin Asylum Seeker Support and Advocacy Network (DASSAN) identifies the most common problems encountered by asylum seekers in immigration detention in the Northern Territory as well as the most pressing needs for detention visitors and advocates.

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80% of welfare services lack resources to fulfil roles

Posted by on Dec 9, 2014 in News and Events | 0 comments

80% of welfare services lack resources to fulfil roles

Australian Community Sector Survey 2014

80% of community sector services in Australia have said they do not have enough resources to properly support the vulnerable people seeking their help, a report by the Australian Council of Social Service (ACOSS) has found. Read the 2014 Australian Community Sector Survey.

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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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