ACOSS (the Australian Council of Social Service) and UNSW Sydney have partnered since 2017 to tackle poverty and inequality head on.

We are now in our second phase of the partnership, backed by NGO partners: 54 reasons (part of Save the Children Australia Group), ARACY, Foodbank Australia, Jesuit Social Services, Life Without Barriers, cohealth (a Victorian community health service), Mission Australia, The Smith Family and Settlement Services International; along with philanthropist John Mitchell and Australian Communities Foundation subfunds Hart Line and the David Morawetz Social Justice Fund.

This video gives the key stats on  the state of poverty and inequality in Australia and provides a handy guide for UNSW students on support services available.

Partnership Directors: Dr Cassandra Goldie, ACOSS CEO, and Scientia Professor Carla Treloar, Social Policy Research Centre at UNSW Sydney.

The struggle to afford basic daily needs is a serious problem for many people in Australia despite being a wealthy country. This collaboration aims to focus national attention on poverty and inequality through high-quality research, policy development and advocacy to effect change.

The partnership will monitor trends in poverty and inequality over time and explore the drivers of poverty and inequality to inform effective action to eliminate these problems.