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.

Joint media release: Limited progress on reducing inequality in ACT labour market

18 October 2019

The Women’s Centre for Health Matters and the ACT Council of Social Service have released an analysis of ACT labour market data and future trends, focusing on wages, levels of qualification and growth across major industries.

Media release: Anti-Poverty Week kicks off in Canberra - Show solidarity and learn something new

11 October 2019

Next week, 13-19 October is Anti-Poverty Week and ACTCOSS and Red Cross have been working with organisations across the community sector to intensify our advocacy against poverty. Check out what's on!

Joint media release: Better rent protections welcome

26 September 2019

The Tenants’ Union ACT (TUACT) and ACTCOSS today welcomed improved protections for renters in the ACT being introduced into the Assembly by ACT Attorney General Gordon Ramsay MLA.

Joint media release: ACTCOSS and Youth Coalition welcome recognition of school-community partnerships for student safety and wellbeing

20 September 2019

ACTCOSS and the Youth Coalition of the ACT have welcomed the release of the Standing Committee on Education, Employment and Youth Affairs’ report on the Management and Minimisation of Bullying and Violence in ACT Schools.

Media release: Health barriers focus of new report

6 September 2019

Barriers to health care access by people with a disability are the focus of a new report being released today by the ACT Council of Social Service (ACTCOSS) called Imagining Better - Reflections on access, choice and control in ACT health services for people with disability.

Media release: Statement on Constitutional Recognition of Australia’s First Peoples

12 July 2019

Formally acknowledging and reconciling the wrongs perpetrated against Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people—and their long legacy of ongoing trauma—must be a national priority.

Media release: Raise the Rate Week of Action, 15-21 July 2019

9 July 2019

ACTCOSS is calling on everyone in the ACT to stand up for people living on completely inadequate allowances by taking part in the national Week of Action to Raise the Rate from 15-21 July.

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’.