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: Poverty risk rises with over 22,000 Canberrans to lose $300 per fortnight from Friday

24 September 2020

This Friday, over 22,000 Canberrans face the loss of $300 per fortnight as the Australian Government’s Coronavirus Supplement is reduced, pushing many into poverty. ACTCOSS is calling on the Australian Government to extend the existing Coronavirus Supplement of $550 per fortnight and to move quickly to legislate a permanent, adequate JobSeeker rate that means people can cover the basics.

Media release: ACT Election 2020: Targeted action on poverty, inequality and the cost of living

23 September 2020

ACTCOSS has today released its tenth of twelve 2020 ACT Election issue briefs calling for targeted action to address cost of living pressures for low-income households in the ACT. This coincides with the release of ACTCOSS’s annual ACT Cost of Living Report.

Media release: ACT Election 2020: Supporting women, children and families

21 September 2020

ACTCOSS yesterday released its 2020 ACT Election issue brief: Supporting Canberra’s Women, Children and Families.

Media release: ACT Election 2020: Climate and Energy - achieving a just transition to net zero emissions in the ACT

21 September 2020

ACTCOSS yesterday released the eighth of twelve 2020 ACT Election issue briefs calling for parties and candidates to work to fulfill the promise of a just transition to net zero emissions in the ACT by 2045 or sooner.

Media release: Looming JobSeeker cuts to cost over 1,000 Canberra jobs and plunge people into poverty

15 September 2020

ACTCOSS has called on the Federal Government to scrap looming cuts to the JobSeeker payment that would plunge thousands of Canberrans into poverty and damage the ACT’s economic recovery.

Media release: ACT Election 2020: Delivering the promise of a Human Rights jurisdiction

10 September 2020

ACTCOSS today released its seventh of twelve 2020 ACT Election issue briefs calling for parties and candidates to work to fulfill the promise of the ACT as a human rights jurisdiction.

Joint media release: ACT Election 2020: Building an inclusive, accessible Canberra

7 September 2020

ACTCOSS has joined with peak disability representative organisations in calling for the next ACT Government to take actions that will deliver a more inclusive and accessible Canberra for the nearly 20% of Canberrans who have a disability. 

Media release: ACT poverty takes centre stage in election debate

3 September 2020

The ACTCOSS 2020 ACT Election Leaders Forum has now been watched by over 8,500 viewers.

Media release: ACT Election 2020: Planning and Infrastructure to Build Community

1 September 2020

ACTCOSS has today released its fourth 2020 ACT Election issue brief, Planning and Infrastructure to Build Community.

Media release: More to do to support parents, children and carers in ACT's child protection system

31 August 2020

ACTCOSS today welcomed the Adoption Amendment Act 2020, which comes into effect tomorrow, that clarifies ACT legislation on when a child can be adopted without the consent of their parent.