ACTCOSS has backed calls by the Australian Council of Social Service (ACOSS) to raise the rate of Newstart and allowances as part of their Federal Budget Submission released today.
The Chair of the ACTCOSS Board has announced the appointment of Dr Emma Campbell as the new CEO of ACTCOSS.
Only a few weeks into summer and extreme weather conditions are reminding us all of the need for strong action on climate change and better planning to ensure our city works for those most at risk in extremes of heat and cold.
ACTCOSS is calling on the ACT Government to assess all measures in its next 5-year plan for sustainable energy against criteria for a just transition to zero net greenhouse gas emissions in the ACT by 2045.
The COSS Network, representing the community sector across Australia, is calling on the Morrison Government to prevent impending cuts to community services, which would negatively impact the national gender pay gap.
The COSS Network is calling for urgent government action on climate change to support those hardest hit by its impacts – people on low incomes or experiencing disadvantage.
The Councils of Social Service across the country have joined together to urge the Morrison Government to reinstate funding to the National Family Violence Prevention and Legal Services Forum (NFVPLS) the national peak body for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander victims and survivors of domestic violence.
ACTCOSS and the Women’s Centre for Health Matters have welcomed the Healthy Prison Review of the Alexander Maconochie Centre 2019 report from the ACT Inspector of Correctional Services, released on Tuesday, and await the ACT Government’s response to the recommendations.
ACTCOSS has outlined fifty priorities for the 2020-21 ACT Budget.
Today ACTCOSS will release a new report, Shattered Myths, charting 20 years of ACTCOSS work on poverty.