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.


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).

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.