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 cautiously welcomes Premier's new tax proposals.

26 November 2015

The South Australian Council of Social Service (SACOSS) welcomes Premier Weatherill’s new proposals for tax reform announced today, but stops short of endorsing all the proposals.

South Australian consumers launch legal challenge to reduce electricity bills

20 November 2015

The South Australian Council of Social Service (SACOSS) is launching a landmark legal challenge that has the potential to significantly reduce household electricity bills in South Australia over the next five years. 

Community Sector calls on South Australian MPs to commit to clear bottom lines in tax reform debate

5 November 2015

Following the release today of a new national report outlining the negative impacts of potential GST changes on vulnerable and disadvantaged households, SACOSS has analysed the South Australian impacts and written to Premier Weatherill and leading South Australian Federal MPs in all political parties asking that they not agree to any tax deal or any increase in GST unless:

  • there is a broad tax reform package;
  • the unfair income tax issues such as superannuation concessions, capital gains tax breaks and negative gearing are addressed;
  • the overall effect of the changes is progressive before compensation is considered; and
  • the reforms tie in with federation reforms which guarantee service delivery.


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