ACT Council of Social Service Inc.

Justice | Equity | Social Inclusion | Reconciliation


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

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Media release: Resources launched today for leaders of social change

10 August 2018

ACTCOSS with the support of Hands Across Canberra have launched the Leading Social Change digital hub. Leading Social Change aims to develop the capability of new and existing members of governing bodies of community organisations in the ACT.

Joint media release: A case of upside down? Households must not subsidise big corporations under the National Energy Guarantee (NEG)

8 August 2018

An alliance of community service organisations is calling on COAG Energy Ministers to ensure people get the full benefit from the National Energy Guarantee by not giving special treatment to big corporations and by ensuring the target setting process supports rapid emissions reduction in the electricity sector to address the current effects of...

Media release: New reports: Action needed on inequality

1 August 2018

Calls for action on inequality in Australia have been spurred by new national reports released this week, including the Inequality in Australia 2018 report released by the Australian Council of Social Service and the University of New South Wales (UNSW) and the HILDA Statistical Report 2018.

Media release: New ACT Government job targets welcomed

27 July 2018

ACTCOSS welcomes the announcement that the ACT Government is including employment targets for groups facing barriers to employment in its new contracts to provide maintenance to public housing properties across the city.

Community Development - Celebrating its Hidden Strengths: Stories of Collaboration & Impact - Recap

20 July 2018

ACTCOSS, in association with CD Net, were proud to present two stories from the community sector at a packed forum on 25 June 2018 celebrating the positive outcomes of community development.

Dhunlung Yarra receives ACT NAIDOC Community Sector Award

12 July 2018

Congratulations to the Dhunlung Yarra Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Unit for receiving with the Canberra & District Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Community Sector Worker of the Year Award.

Journal released: People with disability: Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander perspectives

6 July 2018

Check out the latest ACTCOSS journal, with the theme of 'People with disability: Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander perspectives'.

NAIDOC Week 2018 events calendar - ACT & region

22 June 2018

ACTCOSS has compiled a calendar of NAIDOC Week events being held in the ACT.

2018 National Reconciliation Week Draw winner!

8 June 2018

Congratulations to Aboriginal Legal Service (NSW/ACT) who were announced as the winners of the National Reconciliation Week draw at ACTCOSS' Budget Forum on Thursday 7 June 2018.

ACT 2018-19 Budget Snapshot released

7 June 2018

Today we've released our annual ACT Budget Snapshot, briefly analysing the 2018-19 ACT Budget's impacts on people experiencing disadvantage and households on low incomes, and the community sector.