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SACOSS hosts Citizens' Panel to tackle concessions reforms

Sunday, 24 September 2023

SACOSS will host a Citizens’ Panel on State Government Discounts and Rebates today (Sunday 24 September) to consider how to best target and reform energy and water concessions, discounts on transport and health costs, and other concessions. These concessions can add up to more than $1,000 a year for some households and provide vital support for people on low incomes.

Joint media release: civil society groups condemn passage of anti-democratic protest law

Wednesday, 31 May 2023

Civil society groups have responded to the passage through the upper house of the South Australian Government’s anti-protest bill. The Bill passed the upper house with a minor amendment after a Tuesday night sitting that ran into the early morning, and it’s expected to pass the lower house today.

Joint media release on proposed new anti-protest laws: undo 22 minutes of bad lawmaking

Monday, 29 May 2023

It took only 22 minutes for anti-protest legislation to pass one of the two houses needed for it to become law - and now a number of SA's leading civil society groups are calling for the SA Government to spend another 22 minutes or even less this week to send the bill to committee for proper review.

State Budget Must Fund Concessions Reform

Tuesday, 21 February 2023

MEDIA RELEASE: The South Australian Council of Social Service today called on the state government to fund concession reform in the next state budget. Transport, health, utilities and cost of living concessions are the most direct way the state government provides financial support to low-income households, but the concessions system is fundamentally broken and people are missing out on the support they need to cover basic living costs.