ACT Council of Social Service Inc.

Justice | Equity | Social Inclusion | Reconciliation

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Stories of Chance

Leading Social Change: Digital hub for NFP board members. Sector Orientation; Peer Network; eLearning.

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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News

3 April 2019

ACTCOSS has joined other Councils of Social Service in expressing disappointment that the Federal Budget has failed to reduce severe poverty and close the worst gaps in essential services, while welcoming some investments and supports.

2 April 2019

As community organisations providing essential services to people on low and modest incomes, we call on the Parliament not to rush to pass more income tax cuts before the elections, and to reverse those already legislated to go to high income-earners after 2020.

18 March 2019

Canberra’s high fuel prices are hitting low-income households hardest. This is a key finding from the ACTCOSS analysis of cost of living data shared in a submission to the ACT Legislative Assembly Select Committee Inquiry into Fuel Pricing.

28 February 2019

This is the last day of a record breaking hot summer. Extremely cold weather is only a few months away. Now is the time for the ACT Government to take further action to reduce human induced climate change, mitigate the impacts of a more unstable and changing climate, and set up a just transition...

15 February 2019

ACTCOSS welcomes announcements today on a major ACT justice reinvestment project, Building Communities Not Prisons, but there is more work to do around diversion and programs for women.

Events

Event Date: 29 April 2019

This event will be a chance to hear from local candidates about their responses and plans for Federal priorities,...

Event Date: 2 May 2019

This event offers an opportunity for volunteer board members to connect with one another to build their network and share knowledge across the ACT Community Sector.

Event Date: 6 May 2019

The program provides participants with an opportunity to walk briefly in the shoes of Aboriginal Australians. It provides a generic overview of Aboriginal culture and history and aims to develop a...

Event Date: 8 May 2019

The ACT Human Rights Commission is providing free training for the community about ACT discrimination law. This interactive workshop will draw on real-life situations to enhance your understanding...

Event Date: 15 May 2019

ACTCOSS is proud to present the following two workshops by Justice Connect.  The NFP law service of Justice Connect - iteself a NFP organisation are delivered by qualified lawyers with...