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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

SA wagering tax passes Parliament –a national first

18 November 2016

The South Australian Council of Social Service welcomes the passing of legislation to establish the SA Wagering Tax. The tax, which was announced as part of the State Budget this year, will ensure that online bookmakers pay gambling tax in South Australia on revenue made from South Australian gamblers.

Telecommunications affordability report shows those on low incomes missing out

3 November 2016

A major report into telecommunications affordability today launched jointly by the Australian Communications Consumer Action Network (ACCAN) and the South Australian Council of Social Service (SACOSS). highlights-concerns about low-income consumers in staying connected to telecommunications services .  

Consumer groups at SACOSS Conference warn of increased electricity disconnections in SA

2 November 2016

Attendees at today's SACOSS Conference will hear warnings about the increased risk of electricity disconnections in South Australia with the roll-out of smart meters which enable disconnections to be made remotely instead of during site visits.


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