ACTCOSS today condemned this latest cut to the Coronavirus Supplement which will push thousands of Canberrans deeper into poverty, leaving them with no certainty about the future of payment after the end of March.
ACTCOSS today marked International Human Rights Day by calling on the ACT Government to enact all economic, social and cultural rights into legislation and fully realise the goal of the ACT as a human rights jurisdiction.
ACTCOSS today expressed concern over an ACT Inspector of Correctional Services’ report on the ACT Court Transport Unit (CTU) that highlighted a lack of training for CTU officers, unfit vehicles and risks to children and young people.
ACTCOSS has welcomed the ACT Corrective Services Disability Action and Inclusion Plan launched today by the ACT Government.
ACTCOSS has today joined with Women with Disabilities ACT and People with Disabilities ACT Inc to mark the 2020 UN International Day of People with Disability (IDPWD).
ACTCOSS today presented the community sector’s investment priorities to the ACT Chief Minister, Andrew Barr MLA, at the ACT Economic Recovery Industry Engagement Forum.
On World AIDS Day, ACTCOSS said that we must continue to raise awareness in the community about the issues surrounding HIV and AIDS, to show support for people living with HIV and to commemorate people who have died.
ACTCOSS has today marked the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women by calling for adequate support for ACT community services supporting women and children experiencing violence.
ACTCOSS has today made a submission to the Senate Community Affairs Legislation Committee calling for a permanent and adequate increase to the rate of JobSeeker, Youth Allowance and other income support payments.
ACTCOSS today announced that Frances Crimmins, YWCA Canberra, has been elected as Chair as its annual general meeting held over the 12th and 13th of November 2020.