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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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.

Media release: ACT Election 2020: Older Canberrans and Aged Care

29 September 2020

ACTCOSS today released the 11th of twelve 2020 ACT Election issue briefs, calling for parties and candidates to commit to actions to support older Canberrans and their carers, and to improve the quality of aged care in the ACT.

Media release: Poverty risk rises with over 22,000 Canberrans to lose $300 per fortnight from Friday

24 September 2020

This Friday, over 22,000 Canberrans face the loss of $300 per fortnight as the Australian Government’s Coronavirus Supplement is reduced, pushing many into poverty. ACTCOSS is calling on the Australian Government to extend the existing Coronavirus Supplement of $550 per fortnight and to move quickly to legislate a permanent, adequate JobSeeker...

Media release: ACT Election 2020: Targeted action on poverty, inequality and the cost of living

23 September 2020

ACTCOSS has today released its tenth of twelve 2020 ACT Election issue briefs calling for targeted action to address cost of living pressures for low-income households in the ACT. This coincides with the release of ACTCOSS’s annual ACT Cost of Living Report.

Media release: ACT Election 2020: Supporting women, children and families

21 September 2020

ACTCOSS yesterday released its 2020 ACT Election issue brief: Supporting Canberra’s Women, Children and Families.