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: ACTCOSS calls for significant investment in community services, social housing

5 October 2021

The ACT Council of Social Service (ACTCOSS) has outlined its priorities for tomorrow’s ACT 2021/22 Budget calling for significant investment in community services and social housing to support vulnerable Canberrans and boost the ACT economy.

Media Release: Vulnerable households must be top priority in ACT’s energy transition

30 September 2021

The ACT Council of Social Service (ACTCOSS) today expressed concern that the ACT Government’s action on climate change is leaving Canberra’s most vulnerable households behind.

Media Release: ACTCOSS welcomes $100 million housing announcement

29 September 2021

The ACT Council of Social Service (ACTCOSS) has welcomed today’s announcement by the ACT Government of $100 million to expand and improve social housing provision in the ACT.

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.