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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

Tax havens in Australia? You bet!

11 April 2016

The South Australian Council of Social Service is today calling for sweeping changes to the taxation of online gambling to remove the abuse of tax havens in Australian betting.
Sports betting is Australia’s fastest growing form of gambling, and it is taxed by the jurisdiction where a betting company is licensed, not where the bet is actually placed or where the sports event is being held. Gambling corporations are therefore free to ‘jurisdiction shop’ to get licensed, with the result that the Northern Territory and Norfolk Island are operating as virtual gambling tax havens.

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.

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