Small Change was SACOSS' weekly radio program, broadcast live every Tuesday night from 6-7pm, from the studios of community station, Radio Adelaide.
Each week, Small Change provided us with a unique platform to promote and profile the work of our members and wider community, and the stories we presented reminded us of the resilience of our sector and the inspiring work that often goes unnoticed. We regard those working in the sector, those accessing services and those with lived experience as the experts, and turned to them for analysis on the issues, ideas and questions facing our community.
Small Change broadcasted social justice news, media analysis and discussion from August 2013 to March 2020 - a total of 344 shows; during that time we shared lived-experience stories of poverty and disadvantage, and covered issues including homelessness, First Nations' rights, disability, child protection, the cost of living, a fair tax system, and many others.
We received two awards in the 'Best Interview - Runner Up' category at the South Australian Community Broadcasting Association's Bilby Awards in 2015 and 2017.
In December 2019, we commemorated the 125th anniversary of women's suffrage with a series of episodes produced with the support of the Office for Women.
Want to have a listen? Visit Small Change on the Radio Adelaide website to hear the full suite of our past shows and interviews. You can also listen below to some of our favourites:
Giving up insulin on Newstart payment (aired 5 November 2019)
Eli Murn and Daniel Woolley recognised at Brain Injury SA Awards (aired 17 September 2019)
Rob Foggo reflects on 35 years in social services (aired 1 August 2017)
From Perth to Adelaide: Clinton Walks on Kaurna Country (Runner-Up Best Interview at SACBA Bilby Awards 2017, aired 25 April 2017)
Greg's Grumbles No. 58 (alternate title, 'The Parable of the Possum', aired 28 April 2015)
SA Taxi Subsidy Scheme urgently needed (aired 2 December 2014)
Tennant Creek still waiting on bus services to arrive (aired 11 November 2014)
Big Brothers and Big Sisters celebrate friendship (Runner-Up Best Interview at SACBA Bilby Awards 2015, aired 29 July 2014)
(Pictured left to right: ACOSS' Cassandra Goldie and SACOSS' Ross Womersley; Brain Injury SA Awards 2018 recipient Lee Witczak and her husband; Lisa Burns and 'Spirit Walker' Clinton Pryor, on the Adelaide leg of his walking journey from Perth to Canberra; SA Guardian for Children and Young People, Penny Wright, with Brooke Oliver and Nora Goodborn.)