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: Community champions gaining recognition

25 September 2012

The ACT Community Sector Awards will be presented on Tuesday 25 September as part of the biennial Community Sector conference hosted by the ACT Council of Social Service.

Media release: Vision required to earn votes

24 September 2012

The ACT Council of Social Service, peak representative body for not-for-profit community organisations, and disadvantaged and low-income citizens of the Australian Capital Territory, is calling on candidates for the ACT election to show vision in key areas of homelessness, poverty, corrections, health, transport, climate change, and community sector reform.

Media release: No clear skies ahead

5 June 2012

The ACT Government’s Budget for 2012-13 provides no clear skies ahead, leaving the community sector tackling a growing storm of demand and reform.

Media release: ACTCOSS asks ‘Whose Rights?’

13 February 2012

On the fourth anniversary of the Federal Parliament’s apology to the stolen generations the ACT Council of Social Service is launching a report advocating actions in a number of areas to ensure Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in the ACT can enjoy the same rights as the general community

COSS media release: Community sector support for constitutional reform recognising rights of Australia’s First Peoples

19 January 2012

The Australian and State and Territory Councils of Social Service today warmly welcome the release of the Final report of the Expert Panel on Constitutional Recognition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples and fully endorse its recommendations