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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

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SACOSS urges further savings for water consumers

10 February 2016

The South Australian Council of Social Service (SACOSS) cautiously welcomes the decision by ESCOSA to deliver savings for SA Water consumers in its Draft Decision but urges the Commission to go further.

“The Regulator’s Draft Decision is a welcome step in the right direction. Under this Decision, consumers can look forward to lower water bills which will be a huge relief from the high prices South Australian consumers currently pay”, said Ross Womersley, SACOSS Executive Director.

Cost of Living: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly Price Increases in the Last Decade

4 February 2016

The South Australian Council of Social Service today released its Cost of Living Update for the December Quarter 2015, including a snapshot of which prices had gone up most and which had gone up least in South Australia over the last ten years.

Cost of Living Pressures? Don't Blame Taxes

7 December 2015

A new report released today by the South Australian Council of Social Service has found that taxes were not a significant driver of increased cost of living pressures. 

The SACOSS Cost of Living Update for the September Quarter this year found that:

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