ACT Council of Social Service Inc.

Justice | Equity | Social Inclusion | Reconciliation


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

For more news from the community sector, check out our Weekly Community Sector eNotices.


Albert Barker receives ACT NAIDOC Community Sector Award 2019

12 July 2019

Congratulations, Albert! And thank you to everyone who took the time to nominate a worker or volunteer for this award.

ACT Women's Plan: We need your help

12 July 2019

We need your help by 30 August 2019 to produce a Context Analysis for the ACT Women's Plan! Your research, data, perspectives and approaches are welcome.

Media release: Statement on Constitutional Recognition of Australia’s First Peoples

12 July 2019

Formally acknowledging and reconciling the wrongs perpetrated against Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people—and their long legacy of ongoing trauma—must be a national priority.

Media release: Raise the Rate Week of Action, 15-21 July 2019

9 July 2019

ACTCOSS is calling on everyone in the ACT to stand up for people living on completely inadequate allowances by taking part in the national Week of Action to Raise the Rate from 15-21 July.

NAIDOC Week 2019 events calendar - ACT & region

8 July 2019

What's happening in NAIDOC Week 2019? Check out the NAIDOC Week 2019 calendar we've compiled for the ACT and region.

Media release: Good investment to address recognised risks, but limited resourcing for community-led services

4 June 2019

ACTCOSS has welcomed the release of the 2019-20 Budget by ACT Chief Minister and Treasurer Andrew Barr MLA and its alignment with a number of key priorities outlined in the ACTCOSS Budget submission.

Media release: Over 25,000 Canberrans experiencing food stress as food rescue more than doubles over 8 years

30 May 2019

A report released today by ACTCOSS has found that a significant number of Canberrans living in low-income households are experiencing food stress.

Nominations extended! 2019 Canberra & District Aboriginal &/or Torres Strait Islander Community Sector Worker of the Year

24 May 2019

Nominate now for the Canberra & District Aboriginal &/or Torres Strait Islander Community Sector Worker of the Year Award! Nominations extended to 31 May 2019.

Media release: Clear messages to ACT Federal Election Candidates

14 May 2019

With only four days to go until polling day, a report from the ACTCOSS Federal Election Forum has asked candidates to focus on local issues outside the issues raised in the so-called ‘Canberra bubble’. 

Media release: ACT Budget must address cost of living pressures for low-income households

7 May 2019

In the lead up to announcement of the ACT 2019-2020 Budget, ACTCOSS has released research highlighting the need to ease cost of living pressures for low-income Canberra households.