Canberra people have opened up about the shocking toll that gambling, particularly electronic gaming machines, has taken on their lives and the lives of others in a new publication from ACTCOSS and the Canberra Gambling Reform Alliance.
Susan Helyar writes about the Relationship Australia report on loneliness and ACTCOSS' advocacy for action to address gaps in municipal level social infrastructure.
50 free access tokens for WH&S content on our e-Learning platform for member for ACTCOSS Members for National Safe Work Month!
We are calling on members to nominate for Committee positions open for election at our AGM on 16 November 2018. Nominations close 5pm, 23 October 2018.
Do you know an ACT community sector organisation, staff member or individual who deserves to be recognised? Nominate by 12 October 2018 for an ACT Community Sector Award!
ACTCOSS welcomes the release of a study last week by Frontier Economics, commissioned by ACOSS and the Brotherhood of St Lawrence, that shows that energy prices will fall with investment in clean energy under various scenarios modelled to meet responsibilities under the Paris Agreement.
The ACT is set for a $30.51 million boost and would be in the top 20 local areas in Australia to benefit if the Federal Government raised Newstart, Youth Allowance and related payments by $75 per week according to economic analysis released today.
ACTCOSS welcomes all additional land releases that are targeted to affordable housing and social housing (noting the lack of affordable housing in the Inner South and Tuggeranong). We continue to call on the ACT Government to invest $100m in a Strategy to reduce homelessness and increase affordable housing.
This report transcribes a panel discussion on homelessness on the 23 August at Haydon Village Kitchen Table Conversation Group, attended by Andrew Leigh MP, Mark Parton MLA, Caroline Le Couteur MLA and Susan Helyar, Director ACT Council of Social Service.
Susan Helyar, our Director, summarises insights from the key reports that will guide ACTCOSS future priorities for advocacy on eliminating poverty and inequality.