ACTCOSS has joined other Councils of Social Service in expressing disappointment that the Federal Budget has failed to reduce severe poverty and close the worst gaps in essential services, while welcoming some investments and supports.
As community organisations providing essential services to people on low and modest incomes, we call on the Parliament not to rush to pass more income tax cuts before the elections, and to reverse those already legislated to go to high income-earners after 2020.
Canberra’s high fuel prices are hitting low-income households hardest. This is a key finding from the ACTCOSS analysis of cost of living data shared in a submission to the ACT Legislative Assembly Select Committee Inquiry into Fuel Pricing.
This is the last day of a record breaking hot summer. Extremely cold weather is only a few months away. Now is the time for the ACT Government to take further action to reduce human induced climate change, mitigate the impacts of a more unstable and changing climate, and set up a just transition to a low emission future.
ACTCOSS welcomes announcements today on a major ACT justice reinvestment project, Building Communities Not Prisons, but there is more work to do around diversion and programs for women.
This week ACTCOSS has been responding to the release of the 2019 Report on Government Services (ROGS) by the Productivity Commission. Chapters released so far have pointed to the ongoing need for investments and policy work in housing, homelessness and justice system responses.
The Ashurst Not-for-Profit Health Check Consultations are a series of consultations with our lawyers to evaluate aspects of the legal 'health' of your small organisation. Expressions of interest are due by 22 February 2019.
New research released today has revealed that rental affordability is hitting crisis around Australia, especially for low income households struggling to make ends meet.
ACTCOSS says it’s time for planners and policy makers to abandon short termism and invest in preparing for the future of the city following new population forecasts released today by the ABS.
On 16 November we announced the recipients of the 2018 ACT Community Sector Awards.