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: Jeffery Amatto shares his story highlighting urgent need for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander-specific alcohol and drug supports

16 November 2020

ACTCOSS is pleased to today host Wiradjuri man Jeffery Amatto, who will share his story of addiction, incarceration and recovery and survival within a cultural and spiritual framework.

Media release: Disruption at Alexander Maconochie Centre highlights need for urgent reform

11 November 2020

ACTCOSS today said that last night's unrest at the Alexander Maconochie Centre highlights the need for urgent reforms of the ACT's prison.

Media release: ACTCOSS condemns Federal Government's cruel Christmas cut to income support

10 November 2020

ACTCOSS today condemned the Federal Government’s announcement of a cruel cut to income support payments at Christmas time and has called for a permanent, adequate rate of income support.

NAIDOC 2020 – Always Was, Always Will Be

9 November 2020

ACTCOSS today marked the start of NAIDOC Week 2020 by acknowledging this year’s theme, Always Was, Always Will Be and recognising that First Nations peoples have occupied and cared for this continent for over 65,000 years.

Media release: ACTCOSS welcomes Parliamentary Agreement

2 November 2020

ACTCOSS today welcomed the Parliamentary and Governing Agreement between ACT Labor and the ACT Greens for the 10th Legislative Assembly.

Joint media release: Time for action on gambling harm

20 October 2020

This Gambling Harm Awareness Week, ACTCOSS has joined with the Canberra Gambling Reform Alliance to call on the incoming ACT Government to urgently act on gambling harm in the ACT.

Media release: ACTCOSS says election result an opportunity for a fairer Canberra

18 October 2020

ACTCOSS said today that the ACT election campaign had demonstrated a desire by a growing number of Canberrans for a more equitable society in the ACT.

Media release: ACT Election 2020: ACTCOSS releases election-eve checklist

16 October 2020

ACTCOSS today issued a checklist of actions for the incoming ACT Government, aimed at achieving a fair and just Canberra.

Media release: Election 2020: Mixed verdict on community services

14 October 2020

As the ACT election enters its final week, ACTCOSS today delivered an assessment on funding promises for Canberra’s community service sector.