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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

Productivity Commission must take affordability seriously in telecommunications inquiry

8 February 2017

Key telecommunication consumer and social welfare groups today called on the Productivity Commission to consider more fully affordability issues in the Inquiry on the Telecommunications Universal Service Obligation.

The national peak body for communications consumers, the Australian Communications Consumer Action Network (ACCAN), backed the submission from the South Australian Council of Social Service (SACOSS) to the Inquiry. SACOSS argues that the Commission’s Draft Report and recommendations underestimate the challenges faced by many Australian households in paying for telecommunications.

Will the Child Safety Bill save even one child from the child protection system?

25 January 2017

Joint Media Release

SACOSS, Australian Medical Association (SA), Youth Affairs Council of SA, Child and Family Welfare Association of SA, and Council for the Care of Children

SACOSS reacts to Gov’s Nyland response: still some question marks over early intervention

29 November 2016

SACOSS welcomes today’s response by the government to the Nyland Child Protection Systems Royal Commission report.

We commend the openness of the approach taken by government in tabling their response and encouraging its close consideration by the community and stakeholders. We welcome the chance to consider the Children and Young People (Safety) Bill 2016 before it reaches the Parliament and we trust there will be opportunities to build sincere bipartisan support going forward in reforming our child protection system.

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