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Vision for a Coordinated Service System to Promote Child and Family Wellbeing

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

Vision for a Coordinated Service System to Promote Child and Family Wellbeing

The NT Council of Social Service Inc. (NTCOSS) is proud to have been a part of developing the NTCOSS Child and Family Wellbeing Framework. This framework has been the result of over 18 months of consultation across the Northern Territory including focus groups, forums, group and individual meetings with key stakeholders.     Some of these were led by NTCOSS but others were led by member organisations who all had the same commitment to the project. I want to thank all of those who contributed their time, expertise and resources, and in...

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NTCOSS Cost of Living Report – Insurance

Posted by on Dec 8, 2015 in News and Events | 0 comments

NTCOSS Cost of Living Report – Insurance

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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NTCOSS Pre Budget Submission 2016-2017

Posted by on Nov 16, 2015 in News and Events | 0 comments

NTCOSS Pre Budget Submission 2016-2017

NTCOSS is a peak body for the community sector in the NT and is a voice for people affected by social and economic disadvantage and inequality. The community sector in the NT is made up of community managed, non-government, not for profit organisations who work in social and community service delivery, sector development and advocacy.The community sector plays a vital role in creating social wellbeing for all Territorians and in building safe and healthy communities by providing services that enable people to access and participate in health...

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Using a higher GST to pay for income tax cuts is a ‘recipe for more inequality, with higher income earners the winners’

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

Using a higher GST to pay for income tax cuts is a ‘recipe for more inequality, with higher income earners the winners’

The Australian Council of Social Service today released new modelling from the National Centre for Social and Economic Modelling (NATSEM) to show what an increase in the GST to 15% would mean for households across the community. The NATSEM modelling also shows what  it would mean if the Federal Government used the revenue from an increase in the GST to fund a reduction in personal income taxes across different income groups. The NATSEM modelling, commissioned by ACOSS with support from the Carnegie Foundation, confirms that using an increase...

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‘Sick with worry report: People’s desire to participate shines through’

Posted by on Oct 15, 2015 in News and Events | 0 comments

The St Vincent de Paul Society National Council has marked Anti-Poverty Week 2015 with the launch of the ‘Sick with worry…’  containing stories from the front-line of inequality and 14 recommendations for urgent action by the Federal Government to help enable people to achieve their dreams of a life without poverty. The report is being launched by Vinnies CEO Dr John Falzon in conjunction with the Social Determinants of Health Alliance Anti-Poverty Week Oration in Canberra today. The report comprises more than 20 stories from people located...

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Tennant Creek Transport

Posted by on Sep 21, 2015 in News and Events | 0 comments

Tennant Creek Transport

Tennant Creek Transport (TCT) launches a New Disability Friendly Bus – which will now operate on the fixed Bus Route Service around the town of Tennant Creek which is the only public transport in town. Tennant Creek has no taxi. The members of TCT, a non-profit organisation, are delighted that they have been able to provide equity of access to their services – it means that any person can now catch the bus and access services and agencies in the town centre. The new bus is licenced to carry 9 passengers or has the capacity to carry 2...

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NTCOSS Media Release- Darwin CPI lowest in years and Darwin Petrol Prices lowest of all cities

Posted by on Sep 15, 2015 in News and Events | 0 comments

NTCOSS Media Release- Darwin CPI lowest in years and Darwin Petrol Prices lowest of all cities

Darwin CPI lowest in years and Darwin Petrol Prices lowest of all cities:But some costs are up A new report by the Northern Territory Council of Social Service shows Darwin’s CPI is the lowest it has been in 17 years and its petrol prices are the lowest of all capital cities. Petrol prices in Katherine and Alice Springs are also well down. This represents some good news for Territorians.The Darwin CPI figure for the past year (of 0.2%) represents the lowest yearly rate of increase since March 1998, the 9th NT Cost of Living Report, released...

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Working with Media

Posted by on Sep 3, 2015 in News and Events | 0 comments

Working with Media

This practical half-day training will help you: prepare your media message, know how media agencies work, get great results with limited resources, give clear and confident presentations, plan effective media ‘events’ and know what media reps want and how to deliver it. Tony Reidy recently finished his work as CEO of TasCOSS; journalist, news presenter and media specialist, he knows how to get the very best in working with the media. Elizabeth Reidy is an award-winning trainer, teacher and public speaker who provides coaching on...

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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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