ACT Council of Social Service Inc.

Justice | Equity | Social Inclusion | Reconciliation


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.

ACTCOSS welcomes invitations to comment on social and economic issues affecting people in Canberra and community managed organisations working in the ACT and region. Contact Us

Consumer trust in energy providers declines

6 July 2022

The ACT Council of Social Service (ACTCOSS) today said that more needs to be done to protect vulnerable utilities consumers and to rebuild trust between providers and customers.

Get Up! Stand Up! Show Up! Join the Community sector NAIDOC Week event – 5 July

4 July 2022

The ACT Council of Social Service (ACTCOSS) has been working with ACT's Community Sector in bringing the Canberra Community Sector NAIDOC Week Event for 2022, celebrating the history and culture of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

ACTCOSS welcomes ACT Government's 2022/23 increase in funding for the ACT's community sector

30 June 2022

The ACT Council of Social Service (ACTCOSS) has welcomed the ACT Government's announcement of a 4.43% increase in funding for the ACT's community sector for the year 2022/23.

Census population data highlights the need for major investment in the ACT community sector

29 June 2022

The ACT Council of Social service (ACTCOSS) has called for major investment from the ACT Government and Federal Government in community services and infrastructure in light of a 20,000 person undercount of the ACT’s population.

End of ACT Equity to Access COVID-19 vaccination program

27 June 2022

The ACT Council of Social service (ACTCOSS) has commended the ACT Government for its work and partnership with the community sector to deliver the ACT Equity to Access COVID-19 vaccination program.

ACT Government must maintain adequate utilities assistance for low-income households as costs rise

24 June 2022

ACTCOSS has called on the ACT Government to permanently increase the Utilities Concession in 2022-23 as Canberrans face a higher combined utilities bill alongside further increases in the cost of housing, food and fuel.

Community welcomes Committee support for enabling accessible human rights complaints

23 June 2022

A number of community organisations have today welcomed recommendations from the Standing Committee on Justice and Community Safety that the ACT Government enact the terms of the No Rights Without Remedy petition and create a system that more accessibly enables complaints about breaches to human rights.

Listening to those with the least: ACTCOSS calls for a new Social Planning Unit in ACT Planning System Review

16 June 2022

ACTCOSS has today made a submission to the ACT Planning System Review and Reform Project calling for a system that better reflects the needs of vulnerable people.

ACTCOSS welcomes increase to minimum wage recognising vital efforts of frontline workers

15 June 2022

ACTCOSS has welcomed the Fair Work Commission’s announcement of a 5.2% increase to national minimum wage and 4.6% increase to modern award minimum wages.

Public housing tenants given 48 hour deadline

15 June 2022

ACT Public Housing tenants have been given just two days to prepare for a formal hearing to argue why they should not be forcibly relocated.