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.


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.

ACTCOSS supports housing funding for remote communities

2 May 2019

ACTCOSS, along with COSS around the country, have welcomed the ALP announcement of funding and partnerships to support housing in remote communities, and called on the Liberal Party to provide a similar commitment.

Federal candidates forum: Spaces filling up fast!

24 April 2019

Come along to ACT Decides: A Community Conversation – ACTCOSS' ACT federal election candidates forum next Monday 29 April 2019.

Enter the ACTCOSS 2019 National Reconciliation Week Draw!

23 April 2019

Would you like to enter a draw for over $300 worth of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander resources for your workplace?