Over 800,000 people in NSW live in poverty. NCOSS works for them.
Promoting community well-being and improving the ‘liveability' of our state - where people are healthy, happy and financially secure - is the bedrock upon which a growing economy and a fair society can be built. Cohesive, creative and fair communities are more attractive places for businesses to invest and also better places to live. If life is too hard, if the transport doesn't work, if you can't afford childcare, if the housing is too expensive, people will vote with their feet.
NCOSS believes the well-being of all residents must be the future State Government's first priority. For that to happen, stronger efforts need to be made to make NSW a fairer place, where peoples' right to a decent standard of living and to live free from discrimination is respected and promoted. Our approach focuses on quality services, accessibility, equity, participation, diversity, reducing disadvantage and building a better and fairer society for everyone to enjoy.
A Fairer NSW: Bold Solutions and Real Results aims to build consensus on what needs to be done to secure social justice and how we will know if we have succeeded. It identifies problems, solutions and results to some of the thorniest social issues facing our state.
These proposals are not a shopping list, but a set of opportunities for action by the Government, business, the non-government sector and the community. We believe these 21 proposals, organised across eight cross cutting themes, can achieve real results for people, families and communities that live on the wrong side of the economic and social divide.