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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

SACOSS extremely cautious about SAPN’s social tariff proposal

26 May 2015

SACOSS believes that a new social tariff proposed today by SA Power Networks will impact existing customers, and in particular solar customers, with surcharges to offset its implementation.

New report calls for concession re-think on telecommunications

20 May 2015

Telecommunications are an essential part of modern life, and the increasing demand for usage impacts everyone, especially those on the lowest of incomes.

205,000 households across South Australia to benefit from new concession

14 May 2015

SACOSS today welcomes the state government’s confirmation that it will cover the cost of the Council Rate Concession no longer funded by the federal government. The concession will increase from $190 to $200 per year with payments made directly to pensioner households.  In addition pensioners and low income renters will benefit with a new $100 per year payment to help offset very real cost of living pressures.

 

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