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: ACTCOSS condemns heartless public housing moves

2 March 2022

ACTCOSS has today condemned the heartless implementation by the ACT Government of its public housing renewal program.

Recommendations for improved oversight of public health measures welcomed

28 February 2022

ACT Council of Social Services (ACTCOSS) has welcomed recommendations by the ACT Legislative Assembly Standing Committee on Health and Community Wellbeing following the release of its Inquiry into the Public Health Amendment Bill 2021 (No 2) report.

The aim of the Bill is to allow the ACT Government to issue public health directions in response to COVID-19 while ensuring oversight and...

Media release: ACTCOSS welcome NDIS workforce inquiry recommendations

15 February 2022

ACTCOSS has today welcomed a report calling for improved funding, training, and support for the NDIS workforce including investment in developing and growing the Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander NDIS workforce.

Media release: Major report on ACT community sector funding released

11 February 2022

ACTCOSS says that a major report released today shines a spotlight on the financial pressures faced by the ACT community sector and has applauded a commitment by the ACT Government to work with community services to develop a more sustainable model of funding.

Media release: Motion highlights serious shortage of ACT community facilities

9 February 2022

ACTCOSS has today welcomed a motion calling on the ACT Government to work with the ACT community sector to address the shortage of quality community facilities in the ACT.

Joint media release: Housing motion echoes calls from community sector to fix ACT's housing crisis

8 February 2022

ACTCOSS and ACT Shelter have today welcomed a motion by Shadow Minister for Housing, Mark Parton MLA, calling for an urgent review of the ACT Government’s Housing Strategy and for more support to enable Community Housing Providers to deliver additional social housing.

Media release: Bill to Amend Crimes Act finally introduces Affirmative Model to ACT

8 February 2022

ACTCOSS this week welcomes Dr Marisa Paterson MLA’s Crimes (Consent) Amendment Bill 2022 to be presented to the ACT Legislative Assembly.

Media release: Urgent need to improve access to health services for the ACT's most disadvantaged

1 February 2022

ACTCOSS has today called on the ACT and federal governments to do more to reduce ongoing health inequalities experienced by people facing disadvantage in the ACT.

Joint media release: Over-incarceration of Indigenous people in the ACT continues

28 January 2022

Winnunga Nimmityjah Aboriginal Health and Community Services and ACTCOSS have today welcomed news that the average daily number of prisoners in the AMC has gone down but expressed deep concern about the ongoing over-incarceration of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people.

Media release: Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander children continue to be overrepresented in child protection and youth justice systems

25 January 2022

ACTCOSS has called on the ACT Government to progress work to implement all recommendations from the Our Booris, Our Way report and increase investment in Aboriginal community-controlled organisations, following today’s release of a national report showing the continued overrepresentation of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander children in child protection and youth justice systems.