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: 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.

Media release: Community concerns one year on from ACT Election

16 October 2017

Just over one year since the 2016 ACT Election, ACTCOSS has released themes for the 2018-19 Budget. These focus on gaps in social and community infrastructure, a need to better adjust to economic and digital change, and a warning about the need to recognise that as our city grows and the age and employment profile changes, government needs sound community engagement and a sustainable social...

Media release: Citizens’ jury welcomed as part of third party insurance review

22 August 2017

ACTCOSS welcomes the announcement of a citizens’ jury to be convened by the ACT Government to examine ways to improve the Compulsory Third Party insurance scheme (CTP) in the ACT.

Media release: Citizens’ juries – Let’s get it right

12 August 2017

As Canberra moves towards the wider use of citizens’ juries, the Canberra Alliance for Participatory Democracy (CAPaD) and ACTCOSS have joined forces to expose a draft set of principles to ensure that deliberative mechanisms are trialled in a robust, respectful and informed way.

Media release: ACT Government begins work on improving supply of affordable, accessible housing

31 July 2017

ACTCOSS welcomes the release this past week by the ACT Government of an Affordable Housing Discussion Paper inviting people who experience housing stress, landlords, community advocates for affordable housing and the property industry to share their views on actions that can be taken to improve the supply of affordable housing in Canberra.

Media release: ACT BUDGET 2017 Promises delivered but we need energy and purpose to tackle inequality

6 June 2017

The ACT Council of Social Service (ACTCOSS) has welcomed elements of today’s Budget but has called for greater ambition to deliver on the community’s expectation for a practical plan to drive back gathering inequality.

Media release: Persistent and widening gap between income and cost of living for people on low income in ACT

5 June 2017

Cost of living research commissioned by the ACT Council of Social Service (ACTCOSS) over the past three years has revealed a persistent and widening gap between income and living costs for low income households in the ACT.

Media release: A defining moment - ACT Budget must choose to tackle inequality and invest in good social infrastructure across Canberra

1 June 2017

ACTCOSS has described next week’s Budget as a defining moment for Canberra and urged the ACT Government to make a push to tackle inequality and ensure well planned, designed and funded community services are the cornerstones of next week’s ACT Budget.

Media release: Narrow focus on markets puts choice and control for people with disability at risk

26 May 2017

ACTCOSS and PWD ACT have released two publications which reflect on the extent to which the emphasis on markets alone has succeeded in bringing greater choice and control to people with disability.