The Women’s Centre for Health Matters (WCHM), the ACT Council of Social Service (ACTCOSS) and the ACT Women And Prisons Group (WAP) welcome the ACT Human Rights and Discrimination Commissioner’s report on Human Rights Audit on the Conditions of Detention of Women at the Alexander Maconochie Centre which was released last Thursday, 15 May 2014...
The community in Canberra welcomes the ACT Green’s plan, announced by Minister Rattenbury today, to address any gaps in protections or sanctions that arise as a result of Federal Government changes to the Racial Discrimination Act 1975.
Speaking on International Women’s Day, Susan Helyar, Director of the ACT Council of Social Service, said “Four priorities for action are identified by women where-ever, and in what-ever circumstances, they live: stop violence against women and their children, sustain and build resources for the services that provide safety and support recovery...
The ACT Council of Social Service has cautiously welcomed the Federal Government’s announced Welfare Review as an opportunity to ensure a system that truly targets the people that are in need of assistance.
The ACT Council of Social Service (ACTCOSS) has welcomed the chance to provide comment on the Out of Home Care Strategy Discussion Paper, released by the ACT Government on 14 November 2013.
The ACT Council of Social Service is today celebrating fifty years of community building in Canberra. ACTCOSS is the peak representative body for not-for-profit community organisations, people living with disadvantage and low-income citizens of the Territory.
ACT Medicare Local (ACTML) and ACTCOSSS have welcomed thee opportunity to be part of the Human Services Taskforce overseeing the Human Services Blueprint project which aims to make the ACT’s human services system more accessible and responsive, as announced by Deputy Chief Minister Andrew Barr. The Taskforce had its first meeting today.
As part of its role in Anti-Poverty Week 2013, the ACT Council of Social Service has worked with the Outreach Energy and Water Efficiency Program of the ACT Government Environment and Sustainable Development Directorate to develop a new factsheet targeted at engaging private rental property managers and landlords in promoting energy and water...
The often invisible face of poverty in Canberra has been unmasked by new research prepared by NATSEM for a coalition of local community sector organisations who are organising Anti-Poverty Week in the ACT
The ACT Council of Social Service supports the tax and spending reform commitments sought in the open letter to the Prime Minister published today by the Australian Council of Social Service.