urges the major political parties to respect the High Court ruling that declared the Malaysia refugee swap deal invalid.
Nevertheless, social enterprises have a growing place in the work of ACOSS
members and in their strategies for supporting low income Australians.
Sir William began his ACOSS
address by stating: `I think it is desirable that I make clear that my comments about disadvantage in this country and support for ACOSS
should not be seen as support for, or opposition to, any policy which is the subject of current political controversy.
is only allowed to issue notes with maturity of less than a year through its two programmes (ECP and NeuCP).
When Mendes looks at some of the non-government players, particularly ACOSS
he does so with particular authority' as his PhD discussed the history of ACOSS
The CP and ECP programmes' Short-term ratings reflect the status of ACOSS
as a public agency, its strategic importance to the government and its tight control by the French state (AA/Stable/F1+).
, along with many of our members, is greatly concerned that the costly scheme will stigmatise people on social security payments.
The Sydney Welfare Rights Centre figures (cited in ACOSS
2001a: 5) combined with updated figures from DFACS (2002) and ACOSS
(2002: 2) facilitated computation of this table of total breach numbers from 1997/8 through 2001/2.
proposes three key reforms to reduce child poverty in Australia and reduce disadvantage among families earning less than $40,000.
Though the primary focus of distribution will continue to be individual and institutional subscriptions, there will also be an extension of the journal's electronic distribution (initially through the ACOSS
website) and, in the medium term, a limited bookshop circulation.
makes a number of recommendations in our 2010-11 Budget Submission to improve payment adequacy and ease deprivation and hardship.