Justice, Opportunity and Shared Wealth for all South Australians

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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.

We envision a future of justice, opportunity and shared wealth for all South Australians. To actualise this vision, we speak out on issues that affect our community, our State, our Nation and our world. We lead and support our community to take action. We hold governments, business and communities to account when their actions disadvantage vulnerable people.

We believe that developing a fair and just community is possible. We believe that a thriving community sector will help to address poverty and disadvantage. And we will continue to speak with, alongside and for all South Australians - no matter who you are, where you live or what your current circumstances are.

We are deeply concerned about COVID-19 and are committed to linking you in with the most current, relevant and reliable sources here

Latest News

Digital inclusion improves in South Australia, but still lags behind

Friday, 15 October 2021

SACOSS welcomes the release today of the 2021 Australian Digital Inclusion Index, showing an improvement in digital inclusion in South Australia. The new data shows SA again has the second worst score of all states and territories, but our score improved from 63.0 to 69.0 in the last year to be just 2.1 points behind the national average (by comparison with the 4.5 point gap last year).

Urgent concessions reform needed: Poverty premiums& barriers to access identified in new report

Saturday, 9 October 2021

SACOSS is releasing a new report which identifies serious problems in the system of concessions which support low income South Australians. The report, The State of Concessions in South Australia, examines utilities, transport, health and cost of living concessions and argues that the system is poorly designed, with gaps, poverty premiums and arbitrary requirements and barriers to access.

PC report supports calls for a basic level of water services for all South Australians

Friday, 3 September 2021

The South Australian Council of Social Service (SACOSS) welcomes the Productivity Commission’s recently-released final report into National Water Reform.

The report recommends updating the National Water Initiative (NWI) to actively recognise the need to embrace the realities of, and adapt to, climate change while also working to improve water rights and access for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.  

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