The ACT Council Social Service (ACTCOSS) has welcomed proposed legislation to transition the ACT away from its reliance on natural gas saying the new Bill provides certainty and is a positive step towards climate change mitigation.
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ZEV policy not inclusive of Canberrans facing disadvantage
The ACT Council Social Service (ACTCOSS) has called on the ACT Government to do more so that Canberrans on low incomes and facing vulnerability are not left behind in the Territory’s move to net zero emissions.
Robodebt Royal Commission must deliver answers, accountability and protections
The ACT Council Social Service (ACTCOSS) has today welcomed the Robodebt Royal Commission as an important step to getting answers, accountability and better social security protections following this appalling abuse of power.
ACTCOSS welcomes expansion of Future of Education Equity Fund
The ACT Council of Social Service (ACTCOSS) has welcomed the ACT Government's announcement of the expansion of the Future of Education Equity Fund to replace the Secondary Bursary Scheme.
Gulanga Media Release: National Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Children’s Day - “My Dreaming, My Future”
Yesterday, the ACT Council of Social Service (ACTCOSS) and the Gulanga Program observed Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children’s Day, an initiative of SNAICC, first held in 1988.
Gulanga Media Release: ACT Budget - more community control needed
The ACT Council of Social Service’s Gulanga Program said that today’s ACT Budget responded to some of the calls from the ACT’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities, but much more is needed to be done to improve outcomes for First Nations peoples in the ACT.
ACT Budget - treading water
The ACT Council of Social Service (ACTCOSS) has welcomed funding in today’s ACT Budget for housing, health and the ACT community sector but said more is needed to support Canberrans struggling as the cost of living skyrockets.
ACTCOSS calls for significant investment in community services, cost of living, Aboriginal Community Controlled Organisations
The ACT Council of Social Service (ACTCOSS) is calling for significant investment in community services, cost of living relief and Aboriginal Community Controlled Organisations ahead of the release of the 2022-23 ACT Budget tomorrow.
‘Desperately needed’ housing investment welcomed
The ACT Council of Social Service (ACTCOSS) has today welcomed a $30 million investment to deliver promised public housing and $57.3 million to undertake public housing repairs.
ACTCOSS welcomes funding for alcohol and other drug treatment services
ACTCOSS today welcomed the announcement by the ACT Government that the 2022-23 Budget will include more than $13 million in additional supports for alcohol and other drug (AOD) treatment services in the Territory.