ACT Council of Social Service Inc.

Justice | Equity | Social Inclusion | Reconciliation

Media

One of the ways ACTCOSS raises awareness in the community about social justice issues is through the media. Below you will find our media releases and key appearances.

Media contact: 0448 791 987. ACTCOSS welcomes invitations to comment on social and economic issues affecting people in Canberra and community managed organisations working in the ACT and region.

Media release: Good investment to address recognised risks, but limited resourcing for community-led services

4 June 2019

ACTCOSS has welcomed the release of the 2019-20 Budget by ACT Chief Minister and Treasurer Andrew Barr MLA and its alignment with a number of key priorities outlined in the ACTCOSS Budget submission.

Media release: Over 25,000 Canberrans experiencing food stress as food rescue more than doubles over 8 years

30 May 2019

A report released today by ACTCOSS has found that a significant number of Canberrans living in low-income households are experiencing food stress.

Media release: Clear messages to ACT Federal Election Candidates

14 May 2019

With only four days to go until polling day, a report from the ACTCOSS Federal Election Forum has asked candidates to focus on local issues outside the issues raised in the so-called ‘Canberra bubble’. 

Media release: ACT Budget must address cost of living pressures for low-income households

7 May 2019

In the lead up to announcement of the ACT 2019-2020 Budget, ACTCOSS has released research highlighting the need to ease cost of living pressures for low-income Canberra households.

Media release: FEDERAL BUDGET 2019: Some catch up on services but failing the poorest in Canberra

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.

Media release: Fuel prices hit low-income households hardest

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.

Media release: ACT Budget needs to invest in improved energy efficiency to protect low and middle income households

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 to a low emission future.

Media release: Justice reinvestment project welcome, but more work needed on diversion

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.

Joint media release: Rental affordability slide continues: New figures

29 November 2018

New research released today has revealed that rental affordability is hitting crisis around Australia, especially for low income households struggling to make ends meet.

Media release: Canberra is growing - it’s time to get ready

22 November 2018

ACTCOSS says it’s time for planners and policy makers to abandon short termism and invest in preparing for the future of the city following new population forecasts released today by the ABS.