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: Time to consider free public transport: ACTCOSS

21 July 2021

ACTCOSS has renewed calls for the ACT Government to consider making public transport free in Canberra.

Media release: Consent laws must protect vulnerable people

19 July 2021

ACTCOSS has given feedback on Dr Marisa Paterson MLA’s exposure draft of the Crimes (Consent) Amendment Bill 2021. The Bill introduces a new definition of consent based on free and voluntary agreement.

Media release: ACTCOSS gives evidence to ACT planning inquiry

15 July 2021

ACTCOSS today told an ACT Legislative Assembly Inquiry that urgent action was needed to increase the supply of public and community housing.

Media release: ACT Government commits to continued funding for essential ACT services

29 June 2021

ACTCOSS today welcomed confirmation by the ACT Government that key frontline community services would continue to receive funding from 1 July 2021 following the delay of the 2021-22 ACT Budget to 31 August 2021.

ACTCOSS calls on ACT Government to fully fund community services

28 June 2021

In the lead up to the 2021-22 ACT Budget, the ACT Council of Social Service (ACTCOSS) has made a submission to the ACT Government’s Budget Consultation.

Media release: ACTCOSS welcomes Raise the Age discussion paper

23 June 2021

ACTCOSS today welcomed the release of the Raising the Age discussion paper by the ACT Government.

Media release: Review of Bimberi finds evidence of good practice, but more support needed for children with disability

23 June 2021

ACTCOSS yesterday welcomed the release of the Healthy Centre Review of Bimberi Youth Justice Centre from the ACT Office of the Inspector of Correctional Services.

Media release: Women Offenders Framework, vaccinations signs of progress at AMC

18 June 2021

The ACT Council of Social Service (ACTCOSS) today welcomed the launch of the Women Offenders Framework and the announcement that female detainees will move back to their purpose-built accommodation at the Alexander Maconochie Centre (AMC).

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...