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: More to do to support parents, children and carers in ACT's child protection system

31 August 2020

ACTCOSS today welcomed the Adoption Amendment Act 2020, which comes into effect tomorrow, that clarifies ACT legislation on when a child can be adopted without the consent of their parent.

Media release: ACTCOSS supports ACT Liberals' poverty commission

31 August 2020

ACTCOSS today welcomed the ACT Liberals’ election commitment to establish a commission to examine poverty in the ACT.

Media release: ACTCOSS welcomes announcement of Expert Committee to oversee Recovery Plan

28 August 2020

The ACT Council of Social Service (ACTCOSS) today welcomed the Chief Minister’s announcement to establish a Canberra Economic Recovery Advisory Group (CERAG) to assist the implementation of the ACT’s Jobs and Economic Recovery Plan.

Media release: ACTCOSS to host first live interactive public leaders forum with all three leaders for the 2020 ACT Election

28 August 2020

ACTCOSS will be hosting the first leaders forum of the 2020 ACT Election next Wednesday 2 September.

Media release: Ensuring equitable access to quality healthcare

28 August 2020

ACTCOSS today released its fourth 2020 ACT Election issue brief on health, calling for investment and reform to ensure Canberrans on low incomes have equitable access to quality and timely healthcare.

Media release: Gender pay gap continues to drive inequities for Canberra’s women

28 August 2020

Today on Equal Pay Day 2020, ACTCOSS, YWCA Canberra and Women's Legal Centre ACT have joined together to highlight the ongoing financial insecurity and gender pay gap experienced by women in Canberra.

Media release: Community sector let down by ACT Jobs and Economic Recovery Plan

27 August 2020

The ACT community sector today expressed disappointment in the ACT Government’s ACT Jobs and Economic Recovery Plan that has allocated a mere 0.47% of the Plan to essential community services.

Media release: ACT Election 2020: A Just Canberra

26 August 2020

ACTCOSS today released its third 2020 ACT Election issue brief, A Just Canberra.

Media release: ACTCOSS welcomes ACT Greens’ call to #RaiseTheAge - the ACT must act

18 August 2020

ACTCOSS has welcomed a call from the ACT Greens to raise the minimum age of criminal responsibility from 10 to at least 14 years old.

Media release: ACT Government responds to ACTCOSS call to protect community sector wages

18 August 2020

The ACT Council of Social Service (ACTCOSS) today welcomed an announcement by ACT Minister for Community Services, Suzanne Orr MLA, committing $9 million to maintain pay levels for community sector workers set out in the Equal Remuneration Order (ERO).