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Working To Make Ends Meet Conference

Tuesday, 24 November 2020 - 9:00am

 

 

 

 

 

 

SACOSS' annual energy, water and telco conference will be a virtually delivered event on the 24th of November 2020. This year's conference theme - "Working To Make Ends Meet" - draws on foundational research conducted by SACOSS on "Waged Poor Households" – households who are mainly receiving income from salaries and wages, but are nevertheless living below the poverty line.

The COVID-19 pandemic has only magnified the challenges faced by waged poor households, with a sudden reduction of hours and loss of income, leaving many struggling to navigate and access support services. With increased underemployment likely to push a new cohort of households into waged poverty, it is ever more important that governments, the community services sector, and businesses working in the essential services understand and respond to the unique challenges faced by waged poor households.

We have created a program designed to investigate the key drivers of waged poverty, open discussions on how to address these and share in planning a more equitable future for all. Join us for what promises to be a thought provoking and engaging day.

DATE: Tuesday 24th November 2020
WHERE: Virtually delivered event

To view the draft conference program click here

To view speaker bios click here

To Register click here

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State Budget Training Session

Thursday, 5 November 2020 - 3:00pm

Against the backdrop of a global pandemic, economic recession, and significant government stimulus spending but decreasing revenue, this year's South Australian state budget will be difficult. It will also be crucial to our sector and to the people we support.

The SA State Budget will be delivered on 10 November and will reveal all the government's spending and revenue initiatives. These will be detailed in the Budget Papers which are released with the budget and contain a wealth of data and more detail than you might get from just watching the media.

This training session will help you understand what is in the budget papers and how to find the information you need.

We will cover:

  • What happens on Budget day
  • The contents of the Budget Papers and how to read them
  • Where to find the details of new measures
  • Departmental goals for the next year
  • Traps for new players
  • SACOSS' plans for budget analysis

The training session is designed for those going into the budget lock-up or needing to read the budget papers or get detailed budget information for the first time.

The session is free and is available to all community groups, but RSVPs are required.

To register click here 

 

State Budget Night Sector Briefing

Tuesday, 10 November 2020 - 7:00pm

 

Virtual Event

Against the backdrop of a global pandemic, economic recession, and significant government stimulus spending but decreasing revenue, this year's South Australian state budget will be difficult. It will also be crucial to our sector and to the people we support.

The SA State Budget will be delivered on 10 November and will reveal all the government's spending and revenue initiatives.

On Budget Day SACOSS staff and many of our member groups will have people in the Budget lock-up all afternoon examining the detail behind the budget spin.

Be one of the first to know the likely impacts for our sector and join our 2020-21 State Budget Night Briefing.

This will be a chance to contribute any insights, digest and deconstruct this year’s State Budget.

Date and time: Tuesday 10th November, 7.00pm till approximately 8.00pm

This will be a virtual event and your zoom invitation will be sent to you on registration.

Hope to see you there,

To register click Here

 

 

 

 

 

Treasurer's Breakfast & AGM

Tuesday, 17 November 2020 - 7:00am

 

Due to the current COVID-19 situation this year we will hold both our annual Treasurer Breakfast and AGM together minimizing the number of times we ask our members to gather face to face.

 

The State Budget will be handed down on 10 November 2020. Every year for the past 10 years SACOSS has hosted a Post-Budget Breakfast with the Treasurer and this year we will once again offer you the chance to hear directly from the Treasurer himself.

This is an exclusive member-only event, and we would love you to join us.

As always, the State Budget will be crucial for our sector and for vulnerable and disadvantaged South Australians. This is your opportunity to hear the Treasurer speak directly to the community services sector about the State Budget, and your change to put your own questions to them.
 
Places for these VIP events are strictly limited and people will miss out, so we do encourage you to RSVP as soon as possible.

Date: Tuesday 17 November

Time: 7.00am arrival to be seated by 7.30am 

Venue: Adelaide Pavilion, corner South Terrace and Peacock Road, Adelaide

BOOKING OPTIONS

SACOSS individual members and member organisations are entitled to either:

Free registration for two people to attend the Treasurer’s Breakfast

Subject to availability, members may also book extra places for a fee to cover costs. Please contact Angela (SACOSS Events Coordinator) on 8305 4222 or angela@sacoss.org.au if your organisation would like to register additional guests or reserve a table for your Board or leadership team.

Registration is essential as seating is strictly limited. If, after registering, your circumstances change and you are unable to attend, please cancel your booking online or contact SACOSS to make your seat available for another member wishing to attend.

SACOSS wishes to sincerely thank our event sponsors: Hesta

 

 

 

 

 

 

AGM and Board / Policy Council Elections 2020

Tuesday, 17 November 2020 - 7:15am

 

Nominations for election to SACOSS Board and SACOSS Policy Council are now Closed.

Following the receipt of nominations ballot elections will be held where necessary. The result of elections will be announced at the 2020 SACOSS AGM.

Due to the current COVID-19 situation this years annual Treasurers Breakfast will be held alongside our SACOSS AGM minimizing the number of times we ask our members to gather face to face during these uncertain times.

For more infomation on our SACOSS Treasurers Breakfast/AGM or to rsvp click here

No elections are required in the Policy Council categories open for election in 2020.

There are wil be an election for the board. Meet the Candidates.

Individual members and Organisation members will be sent ballot papers directly to them via the email address nominated.

 

**SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS FOR ORGANISATION MEMBERS:

Each member organisation is entitled to to votes, which must be made by the representative/s nominated on your membership renewal or membership application form.

If your representative/s cannot be contacted within the time allowed for the ballot, the ballot papers may be completed by a duly delegated representative of your organisation.

Please follow the voting instructions as given, identifying those candidates of your choice. The results are determined on a first-past-the post basis.

The results of the election will be declared at the 73rd SACOSS Annual General Meeting.

 

 

 

End of year Pancake Breakfast

Thursday, 10 December 2020 - 7:30am

 

The SACOSS Team would like to thank all our sector colleagues, members and supporters for you invaluable contributions over the last year, so come and celebrate on Thursday 10th December with a scrumptious breakfast on us!

When: Thursday 10th December 7:30am
Where: Marjorie Black House Community Room, SACOSS, 47 King William Rd, Unley

Barista coffee! and breakfast will be provided.  Register your attendance here.