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NT concessions not keeping pace with price changes: Review Required

Posted by on Jun 30, 2015 in News and Events | 0 comments

NT concessions not keeping pace with price changes: Review Required

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 despite...

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‘No Growth in Real Terms’ Media Release

Posted by on Apr 29, 2015 in News and Events | 0 comments

‘No Growth in Real Terms’ Media Release

The NT Council of Social Service Inc (NTCOSS) welcomes the budget announcement of 8 million dollars for the Community Benefit Fund through a levy on casinos in the Northern Territory. It will be important for NTG to work with key organisations to develop the guidelines for how that money is distributed… It is also encouraging that 22 million has been allocated to the development of new public housing. Many vulnerable Territorians are currently waiting for more than 3 years on public housing wait lists which is unacceptable. NTCOSS has...

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Making Justice Work Media Release

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

Making Justice Work Media Release

‘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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Media Release -NTCOSS Welcomes Action on Methamphetamine

Posted by on Mar 25, 2015 in News and Events | 0 comments

Media Release -NTCOSS Welcomes Action on Methamphetamine

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…..

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North Australian Aboriginal Justice Agency flags refusing new clients amid funding uncertainty

Posted by on Mar 10, 2015 in News and Events | 0 comments

North Australian Aboriginal Justice Agency flags refusing new clients amid funding uncertainty

One of the major Aboriginal legal services in the Northern Territory says it will soon have to stop taking new clients amid uncertainty over its funding next financial year.

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Young Indigenous hit by cuts: NT body

Posted by on Mar 10, 2015 in News and Events | 0 comments

Young Indigenous hit by cuts: NT body

Despite young indigenous people in the Northern Territory being most at risk, that sector seems to be facing the biggest cuts under the federal Indigenous Advancement Strategy, a peak…….

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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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