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: Transport: right issue, wrong debate

28 September 2016

The ACT Council of Social Service have released an election ask and position paper which shows Canberra’s current transport...

ACTCOSS Committee 2016-17 - Call for nominations

27 September 2016

We are calling on members to nominate for Committee positions open for election at our AGM on 22 November. Nominations close 5pm, 24 October.

Education - ACTCOSS & Youth Coalition election statement

14 September 2016

ACTCOSS and the Youth Coalition have released their joint 2016 education election statement, asking for matched investment in community services to better partner with schools and expand their role in supporting educational attainment of disadvantaged...

ACT Community Services Industry Strategy 2016-2026 released

6 September 2016

The ACT Community Services Industry Strategy 2016-2026 was officially released this morning by the Joint Community Government Reference Group (JCGRG).

2016 conference report released

6 September 2016

Read the report from DMA about our recent conference ACT 2020: Citizen Voice, Community Vision.

Director's update: Engaging in the ACT Election

2 September 2016

Director Susan Helyar reflects on getting our message through at the leaders forum debate, and suggests ways you can engage with the ACT Election and candidates.

Community Shared Statement for the ACT 2016 Election released

26 August 2016

Today we have released our Community Shared Statement for the ACT 2016 Election which has been endorsed by 19 representative and peak bodies.

Media release: ACT leaders to go head to head on community priorities for election

26 August 2016

The ACT’s three main party leaders, Andrew Barr (ACT Labor), Jeremy Hanson (Canberra Liberals) and Shane Rattenbury (ACT Greens) will go head to head at a party leaders forum next Monday to respond to the ACT Community Shared Statement for the next...

July policy forum presentation: Infrastructure

9 August 2016

The ACTCOSS July Policy Forum was on the theme of infrastructure and included a briefing and presentation from Tony Carmichael, Executive Director of Strategic Planning, Environment and Planning Directorate. Check out the Powerpoint presentation.

ACT State of the Community Service Sector Survey goes live

29 July 2016

This August ACT community service organisations will be sent an email from the UNSW’s Social Policy and Research Centre asking them to complete a survey about their organisation or business.