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SACOSS and endorsing partners have made a Joint Statement regarding the Health Care (Governance) Amendment Bill 2020, currently under discussion and due for debate in SA Parliament in the week commencing Mon 20 July. The Statement has been endorsed by SACOSS and the following organisations:

  • Health Consumers Alliance of SA
  • Occupational Therapy Australia
  • Aboriginal Health Council of SA
  • Lived Experience Leadership & Advocacy Network
  • Australian Association of Social Workers (SA)
  • SA Network of Drug and Alcohol Services
  • Australian Health Promotion Association SA
  • Public Health Association of Australia SA
  • Mental Health Coalition

The submission can be read here.

Submission: Transforming Health Discussion Paper Feedback

21 November 2014

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.

Download Transforming Health Discussion Paper Feedback - Consortium Submission

Submission: Competition Policy Review

17 November 2014

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.

Download Submission: National Competition Policy Review

Submission: Natural Disaster Funding

26 October 2014

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.

Download Joint COSS Submission on Natural Disaster Relief

Submission: ACNC Replacement Arrangements

20 August 2014

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.

Download Submission: ACNC Replacement Arrangements

Submission: ToR Child Protection Royal Commission

12 August 2014

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.

Download Submission: ToR Child Protection Royal Commission

Submission: ACNC Repeal Bill

2 May 2014

Submission to the Senate Economics Committee inquiry into the Bill to repeal the Australian Charities and Not-for-Profit Commission. The SACOSS submission supports the broader ACOSS submission and adds South Australian specific concerns about the impact of the abolition of the ACNC.

Download Submission: ACNC Repeal Bill

Submission: City Wide Dry Area Review

11 April 2014

Submission to Adelaide City Council's review of the City Wide Dry Area which focuses mainly on the process of the review. The substantive issues are dealt with in other submissions. Adelaide City Council also provided a response to the concerns raised in our submission.

Download Submission: Adelaide City Wide Dry Area Review

Submission: Building a Stronger Society - Social Impact Investment

7 February 2014

Submission to the SA government's discussion paper on social impact investment. The submission focuses on what service providers would need to make social impact bonds work and the potential for collaboration in providing services.

Download Submission: Building a Stronger Society - Social Impact Investment

Submission: Screening of Persons Working with Children

31 October 2013

In response to a very short time-frame offered for consultation, SACOSS and the Child & Family Welfare Association made a submission on proposals for screening persons working with children.

Download Submission: SACOSS-CAFWA Submission on Screening Project for Persons Working with Children

Submission: Patient Assistance Transport Scheme Review

10 October 2013