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.

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Media release: Prioritising the community sector essential for economic recovery, gender equality

7 April 2021

The ACT Council of Social Service (ACTCOSS) has written to the Chief Minister, Andrew Barr MLA, to urge him to promote gender equity through the ACT’s COVID-19 economic recovery plan.

Media release: Removal of Coronavirus Supplement pushes Canberrans deeper into poverty

31 March 2021

The removal of the Coronavirus supplement comes into effect tomorrow, impacting over 10,000 Canberrans receiving JobSeeker and an additional 9,000 Canberrans receiving other income supports.

Media release: Urgent funding review needed for community legal services - Assembly Report

31 March 2021

The ACT Council of Social Service (ACTCOSS) has called for an urgent review of funding for community legal centres and services following recommendations by the ...

Joint media release: NO CHOICE AND NO VOICE Mooted NDIS changes slammed

26 March 2021

The ACT Council of Social Service (ACTCOSS) and Advocacy for Inclusion (AFI) have joined forces to slam the proposed changes to the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) Act reported in the media today.  A copy of a draft of legislation amending the Act was...

Media release: ACTCOSS welcomes extension of COVID-19 energy consumer protections

25 March 2021

The ACT Council of Social Service (ACTCOSS) has welcomed the announcement yesterday by the Australian Energy Regulator (AER) that it will extend the additional protections to support households and small businesses struggling with energy bills until 30 June 2021.

Media release: ACTCOSS Celebrates International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

21 March 2021

The ACT Council of Social Service (ACTCOSS) today celebrates the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination and calls upon Canberrans to reflect on their personal responsibility in combatting racism.

“This year’s theme is ‘Youth standing up against Racism’, and it is an opportunity to reflect on the power that young people have have in shifting narratives and...

Media Release: ACTCOSS welcomes the launch of Close the Gap Campaign Report 2021

18 March 2021

The ACT Council of Social Service (ACTCOSS) today welcomed the launch of the Close the Gap Campaign Report 2021 - Leadership and Legacy through Crisis: Keeping Our Mob Safe which highlights both the strength and resilience of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait...

Media release: ACTCOSS welcomes ACT Ombudsman report into ACT Policing's engagement with Aboriginal communities

16 March 2021

ACTCOSS today welcomed the report by the Commonwealth and ACT Ombudsman, Michael Manthorpe PSM, into ACT Policing’s engagement with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander communities.

Media release: ACTCOSS welcomes Technology Upgrade Fund for community sector

9 March 2021

ACTCOSS has today welcomed $1.4 million over four years to deliver a new Technology Upgrade Fund for community service organisations.

Media release: JobSeeker rate must rise by at least $25 a day

5 March 2021

ACTCOSS has called on the Federal Parliament to increase the JobSeeker payment by at least $25 a day on top of the old Newstart rate of $40 a day