Services provided: We provide advice and representation on all Social Security matters. We can help people by advising them of their rights and entitlements and assisting them to appeal against Centrelink decisions which they disagree with. The Centre also provides assistance to the community through community development, community education and training, law reform and lobbying.
The NSW Council for Civil Liberties (NSWCCL) was founded in 1963 and is one of Australia's leading human rights and civil liberties organisations. Our aim is to secure the equal rights of everyone (as long as they don't infringe the rights and freedoms of others) and oppose any abuse or excessive power by the State against its people. To this end NSWCCL attempts to influence public debate and government policy on a range of human rights issues. We try to secure amendments to laws, or changes in policy, where civil liberties are not fully respected.
As the State's peak representative body inAboriginal affairs, the New South Wales Aboriginal Land Council aims to protect the interests and further the aspirations of its members and the broader Aboriginal community. TheNew South Wales Aboriginal Land Council is committed to ensuring a better future for Aboriginal people by working for the return of culturally significant and economically viable land, pursuing cultural, social and economic independence for its people and being politically pro-active and voicing the position of Aboriginal people on issues that affect them.
The New SouthWales Teachers Federation is the registered trade union which covers NSW public school teachers. The New South Wales Teachers Federation represents all teachers in New South Wales public pre-schools, infants, primary and secondary schools and TAFE Institutes. Teachers in Schools for Specific Purposes and Corrective Services are also members. Our membership numbers include 39,000 permanent full-time teachers, about 4000 temporary teachers, 6000 casual and unemployed members and 6,000 TAFE teachers. The total membership stands at about 67,000 in 2007. The New South Wales Teachers Federation consults with members at school level where Federation Representatives are the people who have the right to speak for teachers on behalf of their union. School teachers are then grouped on a geographical basis to form local Associations. Each Association has an Executive to speak on behalf of teachers in the area. Teachers then elect representatives to their State Council which meets eight times per year. A state Executive body is elected by the Council to perform its business between Councils and the peak policy making body, Annual Conference.
The NSW Council of Social Service (NCOSS) works with and for people experiencing poverty and disadvantage to see positive change in our communities.
When rates of poverty and inequality are low, everyone in NSW benefits. With 80 years of knowledge and experience informing our vision, NCOSS is uniquely placed to bring together civil society to work with government and business to ensure communities in NSW are strong for everyone.
As the peak body for health and community services in NSW we support the sector to deliver innovative services that grow and evolve as needs and circumstances evolve.