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: Ensuring equitable access to quality healthcare

28 August 2020

ACTCOSS today released its fourth 2020 ACT Election issue brief on health, calling for investment and reform to ensure Canberrans on low incomes have equitable access to quality and timely healthcare.

Media release: Gender pay gap continues to drive inequities for Canberra’s women

28 August 2020

Today on Equal Pay Day 2020, ACTCOSS, YWCA Canberra and Women's Legal Centre ACT have joined together to highlight the ongoing financial insecurity and gender pay gap experienced by women in Canberra.

Media release: Community sector let down by ACT Jobs and Economic Recovery Plan

27 August 2020

The ACT community sector today expressed disappointment in the ACT Government’s ACT Jobs and Economic Recovery Plan that has allocated a mere 0.47% of the Plan to essential community services.

Media release: ACT Election 2020: A Just Canberra

26 August 2020

ACTCOSS today released its third 2020 ACT Election issue brief, A Just Canberra.

Media release: ACTCOSS welcomes ACT Greens’ call to #RaiseTheAge - the ACT must act

18 August 2020

ACTCOSS has welcomed a call from the ACT Greens to raise the minimum age of criminal responsibility from 10 to at least 14 years old.

Media release: ACT Government responds to ACTCOSS call to protect community sector wages

18 August 2020

The ACT Council of Social Service (ACTCOSS) today welcomed an announcement by ACT Minister for Community Services, Suzanne Orr MLA, committing $9 million to maintain pay levels for community sector workers set out in the Equal Remuneration Order (ERO).

Media release: ACT Election 2020: fixing Canberra’s housing crisis

18 August 2020

ACTCOSS today released its second 2020 ACT Election issue brief, naming the lack of affordable housing as the biggest single challenge confronting people on low incomes.

Media release: Government finally delivers on ACTCOSS call for free public WiFi network

13 August 2020

ACTCOSS has welcomed the ACT Government’s long overdue announcement that it will expand Canberra’s free public WiFi network to additional suburbs.

Media release: ACT Election 2020: supporting the community services sector

12 August 2020

ACTCOSS today released the first of its twelve issues briefs for the 2020 ACT Election to be rolled out over the next few weeks. The issues brief – Supporting the Community Services Sector – calls for the incoming ACT Government to conduct a full needs analysis to understand increasing demand for community...

Media Release: ACTCOSS, ACT Shelter and CHIA (ACT Region) Response to Public Housing Stimulus Package

6 August 2020

$61m public housing investment welcomed, but at what opportunity cost for thousands still waiting for a home?