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: We all have a responsibility to eliminate violence against women

25 November 2020

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.

Media release: ACTCOSS submission to Senate inquiry into Coronavirus support: Raise the Rate for Good

19 November 2020

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.

Media release: ACTCOSS welcomes new Chair and Board

16 November 2020

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.

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.