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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

SACOSS rates the government on mid-term performance

15 March 2016

SACOSS has today published a report card on the Weatherill government’s progress in addressing poverty, inequity and injustice.

In doing so SACOSS has sought to acknowledge good performance and where promises have been fulfilled, and at the same time highlight areas where more work is needed on issues that impact on vulnerable and disadvantaged South Australians.

“The government has implemented or is in the process of implementing most of what they promised at the 2014 election,” says CEO of SACOSS Ross Womersley.

The SA jobs crisis: it’s much more than the Holden shutdown

7 March 2016

SACOSS is today launching its State Budget Submission 2016-17 which contains recommendations where the state government could and should do more to tackle the state’s jobs crisis.

SACOSS is today launching its State Budget Submission 2016-17 which contains recommendations where the state government could and should do more to tackle the state’s jobs crisis.

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.

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