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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

200,000 people in SA live in poverty

16 October 2016

The SA Anti-Poverty Week Facilitation Group (of which SACOSS is a member) welcomes the release today of ACOSS' groundbreaking Poverty Report 2016 which shows the alarming extent of poverty across Australia.

According to the report, 3 million Australians, or 13.3% of the population, live below the poverty line*. Even more alarming are the statistics on child poverty which shows a rate of 17.4% of children (731,000 in total) living in poverty.

Sector demands change to strengthen Children's Commissioner Bill

30 September 2016

Key stakeholders and peak body organisations are today asking the government to agree, and the opposition and crossbench to ensure, current flaws in the Children and Young People (Oversight and Advocacy Bodies) Bill 2016 are addressed.  

Bad Sportsmanship in Bookies Tax Campaign

17 August 2016

The South Australian Council of Social Service today called the conduct of corporate bookmaker Sportsbet outrageous and unsporting, and called on the state government to push ahead with its planned wagering tax.


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