ACT Council of Social Service Inc.

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Here you'll find news about ACTCOSS activities and major community sector news.

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Media release: ACTCOSS joins national call to Raise the Rate of JobSeeker for Good

14 July 2020

ACTCOSS joins hundreds of organisations and thousands of individuals who are calling on the Federal Government to Raise the Rate of the JobSeeker payment for good.

Media release: ACTCOSS condemns opaque ACT child protection system: community must have a say

23 June 2020

ACTCOSS today condemned the ACT Government’s inadequate consultation on new legislation that will simplify the ability to dispense with parental consent for children to be adopted.  

COVID-19 Update No.15, 19 June 2020

19 June 2020

This is Issue 15 of the COVID-19 Update, sent to ACTCOSS members and peaks on 19 June 2020.

COVID-19 Update No.4 for Organisations Supporting Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) Communities, 18 June 2020

18 June 2020

This is Issue 4 of the COVID-19 Update for Organisations Supporting Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) Communities, sent on 18 June 2020.

Media release: Social housing key to building back better in the ACT

18 June 2020

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.

Media release: Let’s seize this chance for action on gambling harm

11 June 2020

ACTCOSS has welcomed a policy announcement by the ACT Greens to cap pokies bets at $5 to reduce gambling harm.

Media release: ACT Government must introduce measures to help Canberrans find the best electricity offer

5 June 2020

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.

Winners of the National Reconciliation Week Draw 2020

3 June 2020

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.
 

COVID-19 Update No.3 for Organisations Supporting Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) Communities, 2 June 2020

2 June 2020

This is Issue 3 of the COVID-19 Update for Organisations Supporting Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) Communities, sent on 2 June 2020.

Media release: ACTCOSS welcomes recommendations in second COVID-19 committee report

2 June 2020

ACTCOSS today welcomed committee recommendations that have called for greater transparency in the ACT Government’s response to COVID-19.