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: Scrutiny of Government progress welcomed

18 March 2020

ACTCOSS has welcomed last week’s public hearings on government services by the ATSIEB. The annual hearings provide an opportunity for scrutiny of ACT Government programs by ATSIEB.

Media release: ACTCOSS welcomes ACT Wellbeing Framework

12 March 2020

ACTCOSS today welcomed the release of the ACT Wellbeing Framework by the ACT Government.

Joint media release: ACTCOSS and YWCA Canberra call on federal government to mark International Women’s Day with a commitment to equal pay

6 March 2020

Ahead of International Women’s Day, ACTCOSS and YWCA Canberra are calling on the federal government to commit to equal pay for workers in the community sector.

Media release: Stimulus - focus on low-income and housing action

5 March 2020

ACTCOSS is urging the ACT Government to prioritise investment in social housing infrastructure when proposing to the federal government new measures to stimulate the economy.

Media release: ACTCOSS calls on the ACT Government to raise the minimum age of criminal responsibility to 14

3 March 2020

ACTCOSS has called on the ACT Government to raise the minimum age of criminal responsibility to 14 years old from the current level of 10 years old.

Media release: Survey shows ACT community services and workers at risk from funding uncertainty

27 February 2020

ACT community service leaders are concerned that the Federal Government has yet to commit to the continuation of funding put in place to ensure staff can be fairly paid in this important sector.

Media Release: ACTCOSS welcomes debate on a fairer way forward for fines

20 February 2020

The ACT Council of Social Service (ACTCOSS) has welcomed a new bill in the ACT Legislative Assembly that will offer more flexible payment options for people facing fines.

Joint media release: Multi-year commitment to Disability Justice Strategy welcomed

13 February 2020

Advocacy for Inclusion (AFI) and the ACT Council of Social Service (ACTOSS) have today commended the ACT Government’s commitment to $4.9 million over four years to ensure the full rollout of the Disability Justice Strategy as part of today’s 2019/2020 ACT Budget Review.

Media release: Mid-Year Budget Update - Welcome investments in difficult times

13 February 2020

The ACT Council of Social Service (ACTCOSS) has welcomed the direction of the ACT Government’s 2019-20 mid-year Budget Review that includes new investments in our community despite tough economic circumstances. 

Media release: ACTCOSS gives evidence on the urgent need for more transparency and accountability in the ACT child protection system

6 February 2020

The ACT Council of Social Service this week called for more transparency and a robust external review mechanism of child protection decisions in its evidence to the ACT Legislative Assembly’s Inquiry into Child and Youth Protection Services (CYPS).