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.

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Media release: Court Transport Unit review highlights failings in staff training and care of children and young people

8 December 2020

ACTCOSS today expressed concern over an ACT Inspector of Correctional Services’ report on the ACT Court Transport Unit (CTU) that highlighted a lack of training for CTU officers, unfit vehicles and risks to children and young people.

Media release: ACTCOSS welcomes ACT Corrective Services Disability Action and Inclusion Plan

3 December 2020

ACTCOSS has welcomed the ACT Corrective Services Disability Action and Inclusion Plan launched today by the ACT Government.

Joint media release: Change needed now to achieve access and inclusion for people with disability

3 December 2020

ACTCOSS has today joined with Women with Disabilities ACT and People with Disabilities ACT Inc to mark the 2020 UN International Day of People with Disability (IDPWD).

Media release: ACTCOSS presents community sector investment priorities to ACT Chief Minister

1 December 2020

ACTCOSS today presented the community sector’s investment priorities to the ACT Chief Minister, Andrew Barr MLA, at the ACT Economic Recovery Industry Engagement Forum.

Media release: A time for reflection on World AIDS Day

1 December 2020

On World AIDS Day, ACTCOSS said that we must continue to raise awareness in the community about the issues surrounding HIV and AIDS, to show support for people living with HIV and to commemorate people who have died.

Media release: We all have a responsibility to eliminate violence against women

25 November 2020

ACTCOSS has today marked the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women by calling for adequate support for ACT community services supporting women and children experiencing violence.

Media release: ACTCOSS submission to Senate inquiry into Coronavirus support: Raise the Rate for Good

19 November 2020

ACTCOSS has today made a submission to the Senate Community Affairs Legislation Committee calling for a permanent and adequate increase to the rate of JobSeeker, Youth Allowance and other income support payments.

Media release: ACTCOSS welcomes new Chair and Board

16 November 2020

ACTCOSS today announced that Frances Crimmins, YWCA Canberra, has been elected as Chair as its annual general meeting held over the 12th and 13th of November 2020.

Media release: Jeffery Amatto shares his story highlighting urgent need for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander-specific alcohol and drug supports

16 November 2020

ACTCOSS is pleased to today host Wiradjuri man Jeffery Amatto, who will share his story of addiction, incarceration and recovery and survival within a cultural and spiritual framework.

Media release: Disruption at Alexander Maconochie Centre highlights need for urgent reform

11 November 2020

ACTCOSS today said that last night's unrest at the Alexander Maconochie Centre highlights the need for urgent reforms of the ACT's prison.