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

Portable Long Service Leave: What, Why, How?

Wednesday, 24 March 2021 - 10:00am

There has been much talk around lately about portable entitlements for employees as they shift jobs, and SACOSS is exploring portable long service leave for the community services in South Australia. Such schemes have been introduced in the ACT, Victoria and Queensland, and it is under consideration in the Northern Territory.

This briefing for our sector, organised jointly by SACOSS and the Australian Services Union (SA&NT Branch) will explore:

SA will suffer with JobSeeker blow

Tuesday, 23 February 2021

The South Australian Council of Social Service says the government’s JobSeeker announcement today is a harsh blow for people who are looking for work, and who will struggle to get by. It will also be a blow to the South Australian economy generally, and to parts of regional South Australia in particular.

"The base rate of JobSeeker was previously around $40 a day, and was widely recognised as hopelessly inadequate," stated SACOSS CEO Ross Womersley. "In response to the COVID-19 pandemic it was boosted by a Supplement."

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