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: 0477 200 755 (Craig Wallace, Policy Manager). 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: ACTCOSS and WCHM call on ACT Government to act on Healthy Prison Review recommendations

27 November 2019

ACTCOSS and the Women’s Centre for Health Matters have welcomed the Healthy Prison Review of the Alexander Maconochie Centre 2019 report from the ACT Inspector of Correctional Services, released on Tuesday, and await the ACT Government’s response to the recommendations.

Media release: Fifty ambitious community Budget priorities

21 November 2019

ACTCOSS has outlined fifty priorities for the 2020-21 ACT Budget.

Media release: Shattered myths about prosperity for all in Canberra

12 November 2019

Today ACTCOSS will release a new report, Shattered Myths, charting 20 years of ACTCOSS work on poverty.

Media release: ACTCOSS celebrates success over past seven years and begins search for new leader

22 October 2019

ACTCOSS has today announced the resignation of Susan Helyar, who has led the organisation since the beginning of 2013.

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.