Global problems, local solutions: Tackling inequality in Australia and beyond
The ACOSS National Conference connects people in the community sector and related industries to spark a conversation and act as a catalyst for action to address poverty and inequality in Australia.
With Australia hosting the G20 in 2014 and leading civil society’s engagement through the C20 process, the ACOSS conference will feature international guest speakers and Australian leaders presenting a way forward for tackling poverty and inequality. Illuminating keynote addresses and panel discussions will discuss solutions to lead the community sector in tackling the disadvantage experienced by people, communities and nations. The ACOSS conference will feed into the global C20 Summit in June and the world leaders meeting, which will be held in Brisbane in November.
Sparking conversation as a catalyst for action
The ACOSS conference is the meeting place for discussion about the latest ideas and directions of public policy in Australia. The conference will profile the G20 agenda for Inclusive Growth and identify opportunities for the community sector to engage with C20 advocacy for more inclusive and sustainable social and economic policy. Other topics to be discussed include:
- The government’s plans for economic reform, tax reform and the commission of audit
- The impacts of inequality in Australia
- The direction of welfare reform
- Strengthening civil society
- Workforce and economic participation
- Financing for our social infrastructure
- Improving health and education outcomes for disadvantaged Australians
- Community development approaches to service delivery
- Justice reinvestment
Sessions will share expertise from the unique work of ACOSS and our national network.
The meeting place of Australia’s community sector
The ACOSS National conference brings together over 400 delegates representing a broad cross section of community and welfare organisations to connect with each other and the government departments, tertiary institutions, businesses, unions and individuals that share our commitment to addressing poverty and disadvantage.
Conference delegates will connect with a diverse gathering of leaders, practitioners, researchers, decision makers and policy makers to inspire greater understanding and action on social justice issues in Australia.
Join the discussion and have your voice heard
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Want to find out more?
You can get a taste of the ACOSS Conference by watching videos, browsing photos and reading presentations from past ACOSS Conferences. All this is available on the ACOSS website
Connecting with the community – Sponsorship opportunities
Does your business, campaign or organisation want to connect with Australia’s national community sector? Or show your support for the strength and diversity of this purpose-driven sector?
ACOSS has multiple opportunities for sponsors and exhibitors. Click here to download the sponsorship prospectus.
If you would like to discuss your interest in sponsorship opportunities further, contact Louise Stanley on 02 9310 6202.