The South Australian Council of Social Service has today welcomed the release of a new study of energy poverty in Australia.
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Study Backs Calls to Protect Energy Poor
Housing Stress Identified As Key Election Issue
SACOSS’ latest Cost of Living Update released today shows that over 100,000 South Australian households, including over 31,000 low income renters, are experiencing housing stress in their weekly budget.
Promises Shouldn't Affect Vital Services
A key question which will run right throughout the state election campaign is whether the state government – no matter which party - have enough money to provide the vital services that we all want and need: the schools, hospitals, roads, police as well as critical support for vulnerable members in our community.
SACOSS Anti-Poverty Week Survey Highlights Community Support for Increase to Newstart
The South Australian Council of Social Service has released its annual Anti-Poverty Week statement as the end of Anti-Poverty Week in Australia approaches. The statement identifies the problematic impacts of the rising cost of living on unemployed and vulnerable South Australians.
Poverty is not just a state of mind
Poverty can very quickly find its way into our lives and the reasons may be way beyond our control. They may be, as the Holden example illustrates, simply because our economy is changing and the jobs that you are trained for disappear. But it could also be that sickness or injury or caring responsibilities mean you can't do the job you used to do or you simply can't do the only jobs that are available.
A weekly blog on a range of social justice issues from our Senior Policy Officer, who usually finds something to grumble about.
Opinion: "The last footy finals rip-off?"
Greg Ogle: South Australian needs a gaming tax to stop online bookmakers channelling profits through offshore tax havens
Thinking beyond the Budget ‘announceables’
by Ross Womersley,
CEO of the South Australian Council of Social Service
Before we go attacking or defending tomorrow's State Budget, I wonder if we could think more deeply about the broader context.
Responding to COVID-19
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