Submission to the Attorney-General's Department on the draft of the Children and Young People (Safety) Bill 2016 arguing for a greater focus on prevention and early intervention.
Submission: Children and Young People (Safety) Bill 2016
Submission: Productivity Commission Draft Report on Telecommunications Universal Service Obligation
The submission argues that the Productivity Commission's Draft Report underestimates the importance of affordability issues and that these can't simply be shunted off to the tax-welfare system separate from the Universal Service Obligation. The submission draws on the data from SACOSS recent report on telecommunications affordability, Connectivity Costs.
Joint COSS Submission: ACNC 2017 Annual Information Statement
A joint submission with the Councils of Social Service in each state and territory, and ACOSS, to the charities regulator in response to their discussion paper on the content of the 2017 Annual Information Statement.
Submission: State Tax Review 2015
Submission by SACOSS in response to the state government's Discussion Paper on South Australia's tax system. In this submission SACOSS puts forward a number of proposals designed to promote behavioural change, as well as proposals to raise revenue more fairly.
Submission to the Child Protection Systems Royal Commission
Submission: Transforming Health Discussion Paper Feedback
Submission on proposed changes to the South Australian health system by The South Australian Council of Social Service, Public Health Association of Australia SA Branch, Australian Health Promotion Association SA Branch, Southgate Institute for Health Society & Equity and Health Consumers Alliance of SA Inc.
Submission: Competition Policy Review
Joint submission from the national COSS network on the Competition Policy Review pleading for the review to take account of social as well as economic considerations, and making a number of recommendations around funding arrangements for social service provision.
Submission: Natural Disaster Funding
Joint submission from the national COSS network to the Productivity Commission Draft Report into Natural Disaster Funding. The submission highlights the particular impacts of natural disasters on already vulnerable and disadvantaged people and makes recommendations for how planning and relief efforts can take this into account.
Submission: ACNC Replacement Arrangements
Submission to the Department of Social Services on their consultation on proposed Australian Charities and Not-for-Profit Commission Replacement Arrangements. The submission is in Department template format.
Submission: ToR Child Protection Royal Commission
Submission on the SA government's draft Terms of Reference for a Royal Commission into the safety of at risk children. The submission calls for broader terms of reference and makes a number of specific proposals for additional terms.