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: ACTCOSS welcomes tenancy protections consultation

6 August 2021

ACTCOSS has welcomed the discussion paper on residential tenancy reforms released today by the ACT Government.

Media release: Essential community sector workers locked out of ACT rental market

4 August 2021

ACTCOSS today highlighted shocking research showing that high rents in the ACT are pushing essential community sector workers into serious financial stress.

Media release: ACTCOSS gives evidence on ACT drug reform bill

30 July 2021

ACTCOSS today gave evidence to the ACT Legislative Assembly’s Select Committee on the Drugs of Dependence (Personal Use) Amendment Bill 2021.

Media release: ACTCOSS welcomes expansion of ACT Government's COVID-19 vaccination program

30 July 2021

ACTCOSS has today welcomed the expansion of the ACT’s COVID-19 vaccination program including extended opening hours for the Access and Sensory Clinic and the inclusion of all social and community sector frontline workers as now eligible for vaccination.

Media release: Income support must address costs of disability

23 July 2021

ACTCOSS has joined ACOSS as well as ACT disability representative organisations in calling for an improvement in income support for people with disability in a submission to the federal Inquiry into the purpose, intent and adequacy of the Disability Support Pension published today.

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.