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Media Release: ACTCOSS welcomes key recommendations in COVID-19 report
The ACT Council of Social Service (ACTCOSS) has today welcomed recommendations from the ACT Legislative Assembly’s Select Committee on the COVID-19 2021 pandemic response including a call for appropriate and ongoing funding for community services tasked with responding to increased need.
Media Release: ACTCOSS welcomes steps to recognise carers
The ACT Council of Social Service (ACTCOSS) has welcomed the introduction of legislation to the ACT Legislative Assembly that will strengthen support for the many tens of thousands of Canberrans who provide unpaid care to family members or friends who need support because of disability, chronic illness, mental illness, drug or alcohol issues,...
Joint Media Release: Report recommends harm reduction and investment in the alcohol and other drug sector
Media Release: Proposed Religious Discrimination Bill to impact marginalised communities
ACTCOSS today expressed its deep concern about the Federal Government’s proposed Religious Discrimination Bill 2021 and its potential impact on marginalised communities.
Media Release: Employment, housing key to reducing ACT’s recidivism rate
New research has shown that employment and housing for those leaving prison are key to preventing recidivism and a subsequent return to detention.
Media Release: New rent relief fund welcomed
ACTCOSS today has welcomed an announcement today by the Attorney-General Shane Rattenbury MLA that the ACT Government is introducing a rent relief scheme to respond to challenges facing low income renters during COVID-19.
Media Release: Enough is enough - a decade of NDIS stress must end
The ACT Council of Social Service (ACTCOSS) has joined disability advocates and the Australian Council of Social Service in calling for an end to uncertainty about the future of the National Disability Insurance Scheme after comments by the Federal Minister were...
Media Release: Battling renters smashed again in Canberra - Report
ACTCOSS has called for urgent action following the 2021 Rental Affordability Index which shows Canberra is the least affordable city for low-income renters in Australia.
Media Release: Proposed voter ID to impact the most vulnerable
ACTCOSS today expressed its deep concern about the Federal Government’s proposed voter ID reforms.