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: ACTCOSS supports decriminalisation bill

11 June 2021

The ACT Council of Social Service (ACTCOSS) today made a submission to the Inquiry into the Drugs of Dependence (Personal Use) Amendment Bill 2021 (the Bill). The Bill aims to decriminalise the possession of small amounts of drugs for personal use.

Media release: ACTCOSS welcomes expansion of supports to combat electricity price hikes

7 June 2021

The ACT Council of Social Service (ACTCOSS) today welcomed the ACT Government’s announcement of an increased Utilities Concession and other initiatives to support people on low incomes. This follows today’s retail electricity price increase announced by the Independent Competition and Regulatory Commission (ICRC).

Media release: Investment in housing, community sector must be priorities for ACT Budget

2 June 2021

The ACT Council of Social Service (ACTCOSS) and community sector member organisations have urged the ACT Government to prioritise investment in social housing and community services in the upcoming ACT 2021/22 Budget.

Media release: ACTCOSS welcomes opening of ACT Government Access and Sensory vaccination clinic

28 May 2021

Today the ACT Council of Social Service (ACTCOSS) welcomed the opening of the designated COVID-19 vaccination clinic for people with disabilities at the Garran vaccination clinic.

Media release: Advisory council step toward reducing gambling harm, strengthening community clubs

25 May 2021

The ACT Council of Social Service (ACTCOSS) has welcomed the announcement of the ACT Community Clubs Ministerial Advisory Council as a positive step toward reducing gambling harm in the ACT while supporting the important role of our community clubs.

Joint media release: Expansion of scheme to provide land tax exemptions in return for affordable rentals welcomed

13 May 2021

The ACT Council of Social Service (ACTCOSS) and ACT Shelter today welcomed the announcement by the ACT Government of the indefinite extension of land tax exemptions for landlords who rent their properties through a community housing provider.

Media release: Federal Budget: increased funding for essential services but little action on underlying inequality

11 May 2021

ACT Council of Social Service (ACTCOSS) said tonight that despite providing much needed extra funding for community services, the Federal Budget has failed to invest in social housing and to support people on low incomes.

Media release: ACTCOSS welcomes motion to extend out-of-home care to 21

11 May 2021

The ACT Council of Social Service (ACTCOSS) welcomes the motion by Shadow Minister Families, Youth and Community Services, Elizabeth Kikkert MLA, to support the extension of out-of-home care for young people to the age of 21.

Media release: Federal Budget should not miss opportunity to create a fairer future

10 May 2021

The ACT Council of Social Service (ACTCOSS) today called on the Morrison Government to use tomorrow’s Budget as an opportunity to create a fairer future by supporting priorities outlined by the Australian Council of Social Service (ACOSS).

Media release: ACTCOSS supports ban on credit card gambling payments

7 May 2021

ACTCOSS has made a submission to the Australian Federal Parliament calling on all parties to act to protect Australians from gambling harm by restricting the use of credit cards for online gambling.