ACT Council of Social Service Inc.

Justice | Equity | Social Inclusion | Reconciliation


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

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Media release: ACTCOSS supports decriminalisation bill

11 June 2021

The ACT Council of Social Service (ACTCOSS) today made a submission to the Inquiry into the Drugs of Dependence (Personal Use) Amendment Bill 2021 (the Bill). The Bill aims to decriminalise the possession of small...

Media release: ACTCOSS welcomes expansion of supports to combat electricity price hikes

7 June 2021

The ACT Council of Social Service (ACTCOSS) today welcomed the ACT Government’s announcement of an increased Utilities Concession and other initiatives to support people on low incomes. This follows today’s retail electricity price increase announced by the Independent Competition and Regulatory Commission (ICRC).

Media release: Investment in housing, community sector must be priorities for ACT Budget

2 June 2021

The ACT Council of Social Service (ACTCOSS) and community sector member organisations have urged the ACT Government to prioritise investment in social housing and community services in the upcoming ACT 2021/22 Budget.

Media release: ACTCOSS welcomes opening of ACT Government Access and Sensory vaccination clinic

28 May 2021

Today the ACT Council of Social Service (ACTCOSS) welcomed the opening of the designated COVID-19 vaccination clinic for people with disabilities at the Garran vaccination clinic.

Media release: Advisory council step toward reducing gambling harm, strengthening community clubs

25 May 2021

The ACT Council of Social Service (ACTCOSS) has welcomed the announcement of the ACT Community Clubs Ministerial Advisory Council as a positive step toward reducing gambling harm in the ACT while supporting the important role of our community clubs.

[Extended!] Take our annual ACTCOSS Stakeholder Survey

21 May 2021

Please take a few minutes to let us know what you think in our ACTCOSS stakeholder survey.

Enter the National Reconciliation Week Draw 2021

19 May 2021

In recognition of National Reconciliation Week 2021 and Reconciliation Day in the ACT, ACTCOSS is inviting ACT community sector workplaces to share via this online form your response to the question, 'How is your workplace taking action, more than words, to be more effective with...

Joint media release: Expansion of scheme to provide land tax exemptions in return for affordable rentals welcomed

13 May 2021

The ACT Council of Social Service (ACTCOSS) and ACT Shelter today welcomed the announcement by the ACT Government of the indefinite extension of land tax exemptions for landlords who rent their properties through a community housing provider.

Media release: Federal Budget: increased funding for essential services but little action on underlying inequality

11 May 2021

ACT Council of Social Service (ACTCOSS) said tonight that despite providing much needed extra funding for community services, the Federal Budget has failed to invest in social housing and to support people on low incomes.

Media release: ACTCOSS welcomes motion to extend out-of-home care to 21

11 May 2021

The ACT Council of Social Service (ACTCOSS) welcomes the motion by Shadow Minister Families, Youth and Community Services, Elizabeth Kikkert MLA, to support the extension of out-of-home care for young people to the age of 21.