From the Box File in the right sidebar you can download the five SACOSS  Principles Papers. (If your browser is having trouble bringing up the Box File, please contact

They are intended to influence both debate and policy development in the lead up to the State election in March 2010. They are written as the first stage in the discussion, and further material will be added throughout the campaign.

Policy development is critical to guiding the actions of our government and therefore the process should not be taken for granted. Politicians and senior bureaucrats need to know what issues are of concern to the voting public and what directions we wish them to take.

SACOSS members have shaped the five key areas of concern for us at this time.

The SACOSS Blueprint for the eradication of poverty has a much more comprehensive coverage of issues.

Fact Sheets

From the Box File you can also download Fact Sheets.

Facts are a powerful way to support your cause but only if they are reliable, and we’ve provided a range of evidence to assist you develop your ideas. We have a series of fact sheets about topics  important to us that you can use to inform your discussions with friends, family or colleagues.

Look in the Sausage Droppers category in the sidebar for a much wider range of facts on many more issues that may be of importance to you, or choose a Tag from our Tag Cloud to see all the posts on this blog where that topic appears.

Jargon Buster

Jargon can exclude many people from entering into any debate. In the sidebar you’ll see JargonBuster. Its aim is to break down those barriers and let everyone in. Diversity of views and opinion can assist in looking outside the box and developing new and innovative ideas to address social and economic challenges.

We hope to have a little fun along the way, so be sure to read the whole entry for each piece of Jargon!  We invite you to submit the jargon you would like us to bust for you, or join in and bust some yourself.


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Create a Better State is all about South Australia and you. It's about the things that underpin the social fabric of our state and how you can make a difference when the State election rolls around in March 2010. We're not party-political and we're not going to tell you how to vote...we just ask you to do it thoughtfully. And on this website there are some tools and tips to help you do that.

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