Elections provide opportunities to seek commitments and policy outcomes on a range of issues of concern to vulnerable and disadvantaged South Australians.
The SA state election is in March 2014 and SACOSS has developed a platform of policies that we are seeking support for from all parties and candidates.
In particular, we believe it is essential we use the March election to highlight the problem of South Australia’s declining tax base and falling revenues. This is impacting on the ability of governments (of any persuasion) to fund the infrastructure, policies and programs which we need to support vulnerable and disadvantaged people. Unless we secure a fair and sustainable revenue base, we will continue to see cuts to services.
Under the broad message that without taxes, vital services disappear, the SACOSS election campaign and platform is divided into four areas:
- A Fair and Sustainable Revenue Base
- A Cost of Living Relief Package
- Key Social Justice Policies in Housing, Health, Justice, and Social and Economic Participation
- Community Services Sector Support
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