The SACOSS submission makes an over-arching recommendation for social impact to be considered in all infrastructure planning, and social impact assessment to be part of all significant infrastructure projects. The submission also provides links to relevant SACOSS work in relation to housing,...
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Submission on the State Infrastructure Plan - Discussion Paper
Submission on Draft Residential Tenancies (Miscellaneous) Amendment Bill
Download the SACOSS Submission on proposed RTA Amendments
The Draft bill contains a series of welcome amendment to the Residential Tenancies Act, including to ban no-cause evictions, to increase the rights of renters with pets, and relieve tenants of some water charges. SACOSS welcomes the bill, but has raised some questions for clarification and proposed a series of changes to improve the bill.
Submission on South Australia's Youth Action Plan 2023-2026
Submission to Senate Inquiry on Worsening Rental Crisis
Submission: Inquiry into Australia's Human Rights Framework
Download the Submission: Inquiry into Australia's Human Rights Framework
This submission addresses the fundamental need for a Federal Human Rights Act underpinned by a strong national human rights framework, accompanied by Human Rights Acts in each state and territory that are responsive to the unique rights in each jurisdiction.
Youth Justice and Child Wellbeing Reform across Australia
Download the submission Youth Justice and Child Wellbeing Reform across Australia
This submission is about opportunities for reforming youth justice based on evidence and the protection of human rights is directed to the National Children’s Commissioner, Australian Human Rights Commission.
Submission on 2023-24 Federal Budget Social Security Reforms
This short submission welcomes increases in some payments, including Commonwealth Rent Assistance (CRA), but argues that the payments are still inadequate and that payments like CRA are not available for those who are on very low incomes but not receiving Centrelink payments.
Submisssion to SA Parliament Select Committee on the Gig Economy
SACOSS has undertaken a series of investigations into people living in waged poverty - that is, where household income is below the poverty line and the principle source of income is wages not benefits, or where wages are insufficient to meet normal costs of living.
Submission to the Royal Commission into Early Childhood Education and Care in South Australia
The South Australian Council of Social Service (SACOSS) welcomes this opportunity to share our insights and proposals about the ways in which children and families could be better supported in the first 1,000 days of a child’s life.