A Community Services Industry Plan is being developed to support the ACT community sector through a period of significant structural adjustment. Do you want to be involved in its development?
Susan Helyar, Director of the ACT Council of Social Service, commented today on the new administrative arrangements released by Chief Minister Andrew Barr.
"I welcome the new and expanded Ministry and congratulate Dr Chris Bourke MLA and Meegan Fitzharris MLA on their appointment as Ministers."
ACTCOSS has released its project report ACT HACC-YP Services Mapping and Capacity Report, which aims to map the existing ACT Home and Community Care – Younger People Service System and assess capacity and unmet need.
As Canberra families gather to watch our city attempt to break the Guinness Book of Records title for the world’s most lights on an artificial Christmas tree tonight, community organisations around Canberra have joined together to publish fact sheets that highlight the other side of Canberra during the festive season – people less able to enjoy...
The ACTCOSS Annual Report and Financial Report for 2014-15 are now available for download.
Following the release today of new NATSEM modelling outlining the impacts of potential GST changes on low-income and disadvantaged households, the ACT Council of Social Service calls on Chief Minister Barr to reject any tax deal or increase in GST unless there's a broad tax reform package; unfair income tax issues are addressed; changes are...
ACTCOSS has published our submission to the ACT Budget for 2016-17. ACTCOSS argues that improving social inclusion and equality should be the core agenda guiding ACT Government spending decisions. Housing, education and transport are identified as areas of high community need in the ACT. The submission provides extensive evidence to support 50...
One year out from the coming ACT Election, Canberra’s 270,000 voters are today being urged to make housing and homelessness key issues in deciding the poll. www.myvoteforhousing.com.au
At the start of Anti-Poverty Week, ACOSS and all eight State and Territory Councils of Social Service, are calling for the development of a national plan to tackle growing poverty and inequality in Australia, including setting targets to ensure the incomes of the lowest income earners increase at least at the pace of those in the middle.
Joint COSS media release.
Meeting in Darwin today, the nation’s peak community sector bodies issued a joint call for the Australian Senate to vote down the harsh Federal Government proposal to withhold income support from young people and some single parents.