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: Human rights must be protected in COVID-19

15 April 2020

ACTCOSS welcomes a landmark statement by internationally-recognised human rights advocates calling for equal access to lifesaving medical treatment for people with disability during COVID-19.

Media release: COVID-19 - New stimulus package welcomed

2 April 2020

ACTCOSS has welcomed the second ACT Government stimulus package, which focuses on relief to renters and additional funding to community organisations working to see Canberrans through the COVID-19 crisis.

Media relese: ACT Government must allow community services flexibility in responding to COVID-19 crisis

24 March 2020

ACTCOSS is calling upon the ACT Government to reduce the administrative burden on community service providers as they respond to the COVID-19 crisis.

Media release: Community COVID-19 rescue package welcomed

20 March 2020

ACTCOSS has welcomed key elements of the ACT Government’s rescue and stimulus package announced today in response to the COVID-19 public health emergency.

Media release: Report shows ACT community services already struggling before COVID-19 crisis

20 March 2020

Government support for the NFP community service sector in the ACT is failing to keep up with demand for services, foster collaboration and allow for advocacy. This is a key finding from the Australian Community Sector Survey.

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.