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: Mental health and care boost welcomed

21 September 2021

The ACT Council of Social Service (ACTCOSS) today welcomed substantial funding for Canberrans needing mental health, alcohol and other drug services and primary health care.

Media Release: ACT Inspector of Corrections highlights AMC human rights concerns

16 September 2021

The ACT Council of Social Service (ACTCOSS) today expressed concern about the finding by the ACT Inspector of Correctional Services that a forced strip search of an Aboriginal female detainee did not comply with ACT human rights legislation.

Media Release: ACTCOSS welcomes $26m funding boost

16 September 2021

The ACT Council of Social Service (ACTCOSS) said today that a $26 million funding package for the community sector announced by the ACT Government represented a major commitment to address needs highlighted by ACTCOSS and its members during the COVID-19 health and economic crisis.

The funding announcement includes:

Urgent need for investment in community sector to meet challenge of COVID-19

15 September 2021

The ACT Council of Social Service (ACTCOSS) has today welcomed a motion by Johnathan Davis MLA calling on the ACT Government to support the ACT’s community sector organisations.

COVID-19 protections for renters welcomed, but must go further to prevent homelessness

2 September 2021

The ACT Council of Social Service (ACTCOSS) has today welcomed measures to protect and support rental households impacted by COVID-19, including a 12-week moratorium on evictions for rental arrears. 

Media Release: Investment in community sector will reduce gender pay gap

31 August 2021

On Equal Pay Day 2021, the ACT Council of Social Service (ACTCOSS) has called on all governments to do more to reduce the ongoing gender pay gap and the resulting financial insecurity experienced by women in Canberra.

ACT Government must improve support to vulnerable residents at Condamine Court

27 August 2021

The ACT Council of Social Service (ACTCOSS) today has demanded an improvement to the response by the ACT Government and Canberra Health Services to the COVID-19 outbreak at Condamine Court public housing complex.

Media Release: Australian Government regulations threaten charities who speak up for vulnerable Canberrans

23 August 2021

As Australian Parliament returns today, ACTCOSS has called on all Senators and MPs to reject new legislation that threatens charities

ACTCOSS welcomes announcement of emergency relief service

14 August 2021

The ACT Council of Social Service (ACTCOSS) has today welcomed the establishment of an emergency relief service by the ACT Government to ensure vulnerable Canberrans are able to access essential goods including food and hygiene items during the period of lockdown.