SACOSS has been promoting its policy platform to all parties contesting the election and our aim is to get broad cross-party support for all the policies and initiatives we are proposing. Just days before the election, we publish our report card on the responses of the parliamentary parties to the initiatives we proposed.
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
Party Report Card
Taxes and the SA Election
In the lead up to the SA state election SACOSS has published a major report that critiques the idea that South Australia is a high tax state and outlines the extent of the state revenue decline over the last 5 years. Economic growth and reducing 'waste' won't be enough to restore revenue to fund vital services, and the report provides a summary of the parliamentary parties' positions on state taxes and a fair and sustainable revenue base.
SACOSS Calls For Concession Increases
The South Australian Council of Social Service reveals that new cost of living data shows a clear need for increases in state government concessions for low income households, particularly for the Patient Assistance Transport Scheme (PATS) and the South Australian Transport Subsidy Scheme (SATTS).