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Submission on the Indigenous Voice Co-Design Process Interim Report

30 April 2021

The South Australian Council of Social Service Inc. (SACOSS) welcomes the invitation of the Uluru Statement from the Heart with gratefulness and we are committed to work with First Nations, all Federal and State politicians, local and city authorities, religious, ethnic and business leaders, along with like-minded civil society organisations and our fellow citizens, in moving together towards a better future.

SACOSS Submission to the Productivity Commission’s National Water Reform Draft Report

26 March 2021

SACOSS Submission to the Productivity Commission’s National Water Reform Draft Report

 

Submission to the Essential Services Commission of South Australia on SA Water Regulatory Determination 2024: Framework and Approach

26 March 2021

Submission to the Essential Services Commission of South Australia on SA Water Regulatory Determination 2024: Framework and Approach

Download: Submission to the Essential Services Commission of South Australia on SA Water Regulatory Determination 2024: Framework and Approach

Changes to JobSeeker Rates

2 March 2021

The SACOSS submission to the Senate Standing Committee on Community Affairs' Inquiry into the Social Services Legislation Amendment (Strengthening Income Support) Bill 2021.

Submission to the Review of the Urban National Performance Reporting Framework reporting themes and indicators

18 February 2021

Submission to the Review of the Urban National Performance Reporting Framework reporting themes and indicators

Download: Submission to the Review of the Urban National Performance Reporting Framework reporting themes and indicators

SACOSS Submission on the AER’s Draft Decision and AGN’s Revised Final Plan for the South Australian gas distribution network (July 2021 – June 2026)

16 February 2021
SACOSS Submission on the AER’s Draft Decision and AGN’s Revised Final Plan for the South Australian gas distribution network (July 2021 – June 2026)
 

Submission to the AEMC on the bill contents and billing requirements Draft Determination

4 February 2021

Submission to the AEMC on the bill contents and billing requirements Draft Determination

Download: Submission to the AEMC on the bill contents and billing requirements Draft Determination

Joint statement on new home standards

26 November 2020

SACOSS together with ACOSS and other councils of social service, in a coalition of 23 not-for-profit community organisations, has spoken out in support of 7-star rated homes with solar as a national minimum building standard.

The coalition of community groups has joined forces urging Australian Government ministers to support the improvement of energy performance standards in the 2022 National Construction Code (NCC) in a joint statement. Signatories include major peak bodies and organisations across the social services, tenancy, community, and environmental sectors.

Coronavirus Supplement Extension

20 November 2020

The SACOSS submission to the Senate Standing Committee on Community Affairs' Inquiry into the Social Services and Other Legislation Amendment (Extension of Coronavirus Support) Bill 2020. The SACOSS submission supports the ACOSS national submission and presents South Australian data on the inadequacy of the base level of income support payments, and the good impacts of the Coronavirus Supplement.

Equal Opportunity (Religious Bodies) Amendment Bill 2020

20 November 2020

SACOSS has provided a submission on a draft Bill entitled the Equal Opportunity (Religious Bodies) Amendment Bill 2020. If enacted, it would make a number of amendments to the religious bodies exemptions currently contained in section 50 of the Equal Opportunity Act 1984 (SA). SACOSS's submission  looks at the role the federal government's Religious Freedom Bills, moving to a discrimination by application' model, extending the list of services, and ensuring stakeholders and the community generally are all aware of EO protections.