ACT Council of Social Service Inc.

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News

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.

 

Media release: Mental health and care boost welcomed

21 September 2021

The ACT Council of Social Service (ACTCOSS) today welcomed substantial funding for Canberrans needing mental health, alcohol and other drug services and primary health care.

Media Release: ACT Inspector of Corrections highlights AMC human rights concerns

16 September 2021

The ACT Council of Social Service (ACTCOSS) today expressed concern about the finding by the ACT Inspector of Correctional Services that a forced strip search of an Aboriginal female detainee did not comply with ACT human rights legislation.

Media Release: ACTCOSS welcomes $26m funding boost

16 September 2021

The ACT Council of Social Service (ACTCOSS) said today that a $26 million funding package for the community sector announced by the ACT Government represented a major commitment to address needs highlighted by ACTCOSS and its members during the COVID-19 health and economic crisis.

The funding announcement includes:

Urgent need for investment in community sector to meet challenge of COVID-19

15 September 2021

The ACT Council of Social Service (ACTCOSS) has today welcomed a motion by Johnathan Davis MLA calling on the ACT Government to support the ACT’s community sector organisations.

COVID-19 Update, 15 September 2021

15 September 2021

COVID-19 Update sent to ACTCOSS members and ACT peaks on 15 September 2021.

Updates for Organisations Supporting Multicultural Communities - 10 September 2021

10 September 2021

Updates for ACT organisations and groups supporting culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) communities. Includes important information about COVID, health and interpreter/translation services, vaccination, emergency relief, financial support and more.

COVID-19 Update, 7 September 2021

7 September 2021

COVID-19 Update sent to ACTCOSS members and ACT peaks on 7 September 2021.

COVID-19 protections for renters welcomed, but must go further to prevent homelessness

2 September 2021

The ACT Council of Social Service (ACTCOSS) has today welcomed measures to protect and support rental households impacted by COVID-19, including a 12-week moratorium on evictions for rental arrears. 

COVID-19 Update, 31 August 2021

31 August 2021

COVID-19 Update sent to ACTCOSS members and ACT peaks on 31 August 2021.