ACT Council of Social Service Inc.

Justice | Equity | Social Inclusion | Reconciliation


Here you'll find news about ACTCOSS activities and major community sector news.

For more news from the community sector, check out our Weekly Community Sector eNotices.


Joint media release: Time for action on gambling harm

20 October 2020

This Gambling Harm Awareness Week, ACTCOSS has joined with the Canberra Gambling Reform Alliance to call on the incoming ACT Government to urgently act on gambling harm in the ACT.

Media release: ACTCOSS says election result an opportunity for a fairer Canberra

18 October 2020

ACTCOSS said today that the ACT election campaign had demonstrated a desire by a growing number of Canberrans for a more equitable society in the ACT.

Media release: ACT Election 2020: ACTCOSS releases election-eve checklist

16 October 2020

ACTCOSS today issued a checklist of actions for the incoming ACT Government, aimed at achieving a fair and just Canberra.

Media release: Election 2020: Mixed verdict on community services

14 October 2020

As the ACT election enters its final week, ACTCOSS today delivered an assessment on funding promises for Canberra’s community service sector. 

Anti-Poverty Week 2020: Affordable housing and welfare safety net key to tackling poverty in ACT

12 October 2020

Join our call for affordable housing and adequate income support for all this Anti-Poverty Week.

Joint media release: Business and community sectors united on key elements of community and economic recovery

8 October 2020

The peak bodies representing the business sector and community not-for-profit organisations in the ACT today announced their shared priorities ahead of the 2020 ACT Election.

Media release: ACT Election 2020: Supporting Aboriginal and / or Torres Strait Islander Self-Determination

8 October 2020

ACTCOSS today released its final 2020 ACT Election issue brief, calling for a commitment from all parties to prioritise Aboriginal and / or Torres Strait Islander self-determination across all policy areas.

Media release: Federal Budget misses key support measures

7 October 2020

ACTCOSS said today that the Federal Budget was a missed opportunity to boost the Canberra economy and protect those on low incomes in the ACT.

Joint media release: Canberrans have opportunity to fix housing crisis at ACT election

2 October 2020

ACTCOSS, ACT Shelter and the Community Housing Industry Association ACT (CHIA ACT) have today responded to the housing announcements of the three major parties contesting the 2020 ACT election.

ACTCOSS Board 2020-21 - Call for nominations

2 October 2020

We are calling on members to nominate for Board positions open for election at our AGM on 12 November 2020. Nominations close 5pm, Thu 29 Oct 2020.