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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.

 

ACTCOSS Commentary on the 2019 Report on Government Services

24 January 2019

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.

NFP legal health checks: Submit your EOI by 22 Feb

17 January 2019

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.

Joint media release: Rental affordability slide continues: New figures

29 November 2018

New research released today has revealed that rental affordability is hitting crisis around Australia, especially for low income households struggling to make ends meet.

Media release: Canberra is growing - it’s time to get ready

22 November 2018

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.

Announcement of ACT Community Sector Awards 2018

21 November 2018

On 16 November we announced the recipients of the 2018 ACT Community Sector Awards.

Media Release: Affordable Housing Win for Canberra

29 October 2018

The ACT Council of Social Service (ACTCOSS) has welcomed the new ACT Housing Strategy announced today by the Chief Minister Andrew Barr MLA and the Deputy Chief Minister and Minister for Housing and Suburban Development, Yvette Berry MLA.  

Media release: Housing strategy must meet expectations

23 October 2018

We have released our expectations of the affordable housing actions that need to be included in the ACT Housing Strategy being announced on Monday 29 October 2018.

Media release: New stories reveal true pokie toll

13 October 2018

Canberra people have opened up about the shocking toll that gambling, particularly electronic gaming machines, has taken on their lives and the lives of others in a new publication from ACTCOSS and the Canberra Gambling Reform Alliance.