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ACTCOSS is your peak body for community organisations and people experiencing disadvantage in the ACT.

Our vision is to live in a fair and equitable community that respects and values diversity, human rights and sustainability and promotes justice, equity, reconciliation and social inclusion.

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21 March 2017

The ACT Energy Consumers Policy Consortium has made a submission to the Preliminary Report of the Independent Review into the Future Security of the National Electricity Market. The consortium welcomes the broad based direction of the review, and recommends any change to policy relating to the...

8 March 2017

ACTCOSS joined the Australian Council of Social Service in giving evidence into the Senate Inquiry into the Federal Government’s Centrelink Robo-Debt Recovery Program this morning. ACTCOSS Director, Susan Helyar, told the first day of hearings at the inquiry into the Better Management of the...

3 March 2017

Organisations in the sector see the need to and are able to measure outcomes, but also recognise that there is room to improve our capability in this area. Read more about outcomes and find out how you can join our new outcomes peer network.

24 February 2017

ACTCOSS has expressed disappointment that the Fair Work Commission has put the interests of employers, shoppers, diners and holiday makers ahead of low paid workers in insecure jobs.  

17 February 2017

ACTCOSS today welcomed the ACT Government’s recognition that it needs to do more to improve the safety and wellbeing of people in custody at the Alexander Maconochie Centre (AMC), especially Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. This was outlined in the government’s response to the...


Event Date: 29 March 2017

ACTCOSS members are invited to our March Policy Forum. The Productivity Commission is currently conducting a public inquiry into the increased application of competition, contestability and...

Event Date: 29 March 2017

It is vital for professionals in the community sector to be able to express complex ideas clearly. Whether writing a report for funders or executive leaders or communicating with program ...

Event Date: 30 March 2017

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Considering your future financial wellbeing? Thinking about how superannuation might contribute to that?

Event Date: 27 April 2017

This workshop is designed to equip emerging and existing Team Leaders and Managers with knowledge and skills that will assist them to create and support a highly effective team.

Event Date: 27 April 2017

This workshop is designed to equip emerging and existing Team Leaders and Managers: