ACTCOSS and ACT Shelter today called on the ACT Government to commit to investment in social housing in their plans for community recovery and rebuilding the economy in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.
ACTCOSS has welcomed a policy announcement by the ACT Greens to cap pokies bets at $5 to reduce gambling harm.
ACTCOSS today welcomed recommendations by the Independent Competition and Regulatory Commission aimed at supporting ACT energy consumers to find a better electricity offer more easily.
In recognition of National Reconciliation Week 2020 and Reconciliation Day, ACTCOSS invited ACT community sector workplaces to share how their workplace will walk together towards reconciliation. The winners were Karralika Programs and Beryl Women Inc. Read the entries here.
This is Issue 3 of the COVID-19 Update for Organisations Supporting Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) Communities, sent on 2 June 2020.
ACTCOSS today welcomed committee recommendations that have called for greater transparency in the ACT Government’s response to COVID-19.
This is Issue 14 of the COVID-19 Update, sent to ACTCOSS members and peaks on 29 May 2020.
New pre-COVID-19 analysis of poverty in Australia has shown that households where women are the main income earners are twice as likely to live in poverty as those where men are the main income earners (19% and 10% of households in Australia respectively). The gap is even higher in households with children (at 23% and 10%).
This is Issue 13 of the COVID-19 Update, sent to ACTCOSS members and peaks on 19 May 2020.
ACTCOSS today released its regular journal, Update, on the theme of wellbeing in the ACT.