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 celebrates success over past seven years and begins search for new leader

22 October 2019

ACTCOSS has today announced the resignation of Susan Helyar, who has led the organisation since the beginning of 2013.

Joint media release: Limited progress on reducing inequality in ACT labour market

18 October 2019

The Women’s Centre for Health Matters and the ACT Council of Social Service have released an analysis of ACT labour market data and future trends, focusing on wages, levels of qualification and growth across major industries.

Media release: Anti-Poverty Week kicks off in Canberra - Show solidarity and learn something new

11 October 2019

Next week, 13-19 October is Anti-Poverty Week and ACTCOSS and Red Cross have been working with organisations across the community sector to intensify our advocacy against poverty. Check out what's on!

ACTCOSS Board 2019-20 - Call for nominations

2 October 2019

We are calling on members to nominate for Board positions open for election at our AGM on 12 November 2019. Nominations close 5pm, 29 October 2019.

Joint media release: Better rent protections welcome

26 September 2019

The Tenants’ Union ACT (TUACT) and ACTCOSS today welcomed improved protections for renters in the ACT being introduced into the Assembly by ACT Attorney General Gordon Ramsay MLA.

Joint media release: ACTCOSS and Youth Coalition welcome recognition of school-community partnerships for student safety and wellbeing

20 September 2019

ACTCOSS and the Youth Coalition of the ACT have welcomed the release of the Standing Committee on Education, Employment and Youth Affairs’ report on the Management and Minimisation of Bullying and Violence in ACT Schools.

Health access for people with disability

6 September 2019

ACTCOSS has been working with project partners and the Office For Disability to understand what can be learned about barriers to, and enablers of, better access for people with disabilities to health care in the ACT and region.

Media release: Health barriers focus of new report

6 September 2019

Barriers to health care access by people with a disability are the focus of a new report being released today by the ACT Council of Social Service (ACTCOSS) called Imagining Better - Reflections on access, choice and control in ACT health services...

Media release: Groups call for mandatory insulation to make the most of recent EEIS changes

15 August 2019

ACT community organisations have called on the ACT Government to require ceiling insulation in rental properties to complement recent changes to its Energy Efficiency Improvement Scheme.

Community Joint Statement for Healthy Affordable Homes

17 July 2019

All Australians deserve a healthy, safe, affordable home. Community organisations call for a national strategy for low energy homes in this joint statement (pdf).