SACOSS campaigns for vulnerable and disadvantaged people in a variety of ways including policy development, research and publication of reports on key issues of concern, organising meetings, events and making public statements, building community awareness and alliances, and advocacy direct to government officials, MPs, parliamentary committees and other decision makers.
SACOSS’ past campaigns include:
2014 State Election Campaign
Under the theme of "Without Taxes, Vital Services Disappear" SACOSS ran a campaign to highlight the need for a sustainable revenue base for government to provide community services, as well as to highlight the need for government policy initiatives in relation to cost of living, social justice and sector support. The campaign culminated in a report card analysing the parties positions on the policies SACOSS had put forward.
Visit the 2014 State Election Campaign pages.
Consumer Credit Legal Services
SACOSS campaigned in 2012-13 for funding for consumer credit legal services to support low income South Australians facing legal problems as a result of consumer credit and debt issues.
Download the report South Australia Consumer Credit Legal Services: A Scoping Study.
In the 2013 SA State Budget, $1.4m was allocated over 4 years for consumer credit legal services. Download the SACOSS 2013-14 Budget Snapshot.
SACOSS supported the campaign for better wages for our sector’s workers and worked to ensure that the outcomes of the historic Fair Work Australia Equal Remuneration Order are fully funded by government.
Not-for-profit Regulatory Reform
The Federal national reform agenda saw the creation of the Australian Charities and Not-for-Profit Commission and the introduction of anti-gag clause legislation and a statutory definition of charity. SACOSS ensured the interests of our sector were represented in these important national debates.