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ACTCOSS welcomes expansion of Future of Education Equity Fund

16 August 2022

The ACT Council of Social Service (ACTCOSS) has welcomed the ACT Government's announcement of the expansion of the Future of Education Equity Fund to replace the Secondary Bursary Scheme.

Gulanga Media Release: National Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Children’s Day - “My Dreaming, My Future”

5 August 2022

Yesterday, the ACT Council of Social Service (ACTCOSS) and the Gulanga Program observed Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children’s Day, an initiative of SNAICC, first held in 1988.

Gulanga Media Release: ACT Budget - more community control needed

2 August 2022

The ACT Council of Social Service’s Gulanga Program said that today’s ACT Budget responded to some of the calls from the ACT’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities, but much more is needed to be done to improve outcomes for First Nations peoples in the ACT.

ACT Budget - treading water

2 August 2022

The ACT Council of Social Service (ACTCOSS) has welcomed funding in today’s ACT Budget for housing, health and the ACT community sector but said more is needed to support Canberrans struggling as the cost of living skyrockets.

ACTCOSS calls for significant investment in community services, cost of living, Aboriginal Community Controlled Organisations

1 August 2022

The ACT Council of Social Service (ACTCOSS) is calling for significant investment in community services, cost of living relief and Aboriginal Community Controlled Organisations ahead of the release of the 2022-23 ACT Budget tomorrow.

‘Desperately needed’ housing investment welcomed

30 July 2022

The ACT Council of Social Service (ACTCOSS) has today welcomed a $30 million investment to deliver promised public housing and $57.3 million to undertake public housing repairs.

ACTCOSS welcomes funding for alcohol and other drug treatment services

29 July 2022

ACTCOSS today welcomed the announcement by the ACT Government that the 2022-23 Budget will include more than $13 million in additional supports for alcohol and other drug (AOD) treatment services in the Territory.

Inquiry into Community Corrections Report 'Missed Opportunity'

28 July 2022

ACTCOSS today welcomed the release of the ACT Legislative Assembly Inquiry into Community Corrections report but called it a ‘missed opportunity’ to bring meaningful change to the ACT’s justice...

Housing ACT must be held to the same standard as private landlords

27 July 2022

ACTCOSS today expressed its concern over proposed legislation that will weaken protections against eviction for Housing ACT tenants.

Commitment to continue funding for key community services welcomed

22 July 2022

The ACT Council of Social Service (ACTCOSS) has welcomed today’s announcement to continue funding for key community sector services, but calls on the ACT Government to deliver major investments in supports for vulnerable Canberrans in the forthcoming ACT Budget.