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: ACT Budget - welcome investments match community ambitions

5 June 2018

The ACT Council of Social Service has today welcomed the 2018-19 ACT Budget, saying it delivers in substantial areas marked out for investment by the ACT community sector. The Budget shows government recognises investment in community services is as important as health and education and that the community services sector is a significant employer; it drives economic activity as a purchaser of...

Media release: ACT funding response to NDIS gaps welcomed

25 May 2018

The ACT Council of Social Service (ACTCOSS) has welcomed the announcement that the upcoming ACT Budget will invest in better support for Canberrans with disability by providing new funding for people who have high...

Media release: Federal Budget 2018/19

8 May 2018

ACTCOSS has joined ACOSS in saying the 2018-19 Federal Budget had ducked the long term challenge of creating a revenue stream capable of reversing inequality, addressing unmet service needs and providing pathways out of deep poverty. 

Media release: Cost of living worsens fourth year in a row for low income Canberrans

7 May 2018

New research released today shows that the rising cost of living continues to hit Canberra’s low income households hardest as incomes fail to keep up with the increasing cost of essential goods and services.

Media release: Numbers confirm housing is our city’s greatest challenge

13 April 2018

A data snapshot compiled by the ACT Council of Social Service confirms that creating affordable housing and addressing homelessness should be the number one priority for a government committed to reducing inequality.

Media release: Homelessness - we need continued action

14 March 2018

Community services are pressing for continued action on homelessness in Canberra following the release of 2016 ABS Census figures today which point to a fall in the overall rate of homelessness but highlight the continued demand for support services as well as people continuing to sleeping rough in the ACT. 

Media release: Solar rebates for low income homes welcomed

19 December 2017

A consortium of business, conservation and community groups has welcomed the launch of a new program to assist low income households install solar panels today by the ACT Government.

Media release: Telecommunications becoming more essential but less affordable for low income ACT households

15 December 2017

A report released today by ACTCOSS reveals a decline in the affordability of telecommunications for people on low incomes in the ACT. This is widening the digital divide as access to the internet and a mobile phone has become increasingly essential to people’s social and economic participation.

Media release: Stories of Transition - Reforms can deliver but urgent change needed

6 November 2017

ACTCOSS has released a new publication, Stories of Transition, which combines individual and organisational stories with information and data to highlight the effects of disruption across the human services sector in the last decade.

Media release: Report reveals hidden disadvantage in the ACT

18 October 2017

New research released today shows that in the ACT around one in 10 people are living in a low-income household, and 12 per cent of children are living in low income households.