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: Education - we can lift attainment by working together

16 February 2017

ACTCOSS today welcomed the ACT Government Future of Education Ministerial Statement and the commitment to a discussion paper and reform process by the Minister for Education and Early Childhood Development, Yvette Berry MLA. 

Have your say: Senate Inquiry into Centrelink automated debt recovery

14 February 2017

The Federal Parliament has established a Senate Inquiry into the Centrelink automated debt recovery program (widely known as 'robo debt'). Have your say!

Call for end to unfair Centrelink robo-debt program

1 February 2017

Over the past 24 hours ACTCOSS have been in the media again urging Senator Zed Seselja to stand up for local people effected by the Centrelink automated debt recovery program. Check out the media appearance and the quirky new video highlighting the unfairness of the debt recovery program.

Media release: No answer from Zed - local welfare recipients await action on Robo-Debt Program

31 January 2017

ACTCOSS again today calls on Senator Zed Seselja to stand up for people in the ACT caught up in the Federal Government’s Centrelink Robo-Debt Recovery Program.

Centrelink debt recovery

16 January 2017

Find out more about Centrelink's debt recovery program, including COSS advocacy against the flawed scheme, and links to support and resources for people affected.

Media release: ACTCOSS calls on Sentator Seselja to support the suspension of the government’s debt recovery program

13 January 2017

ACTCOSS supports ACOSS’s call for immediate suspension of the Centrelink debt recovery program, until such a time that all issues can be rectified and convene a roundtable to work through how to redesign the system,...

Opinion: Political & administrative integrity casualties of the flexible labour market

13 January 2017

Administrative systems need to move out of the olden days, comply with the principles of transparent, respectful administration of public policy and catch up with the lives we are living now, writes ACTCOSS Director Susan Helyar.

ACTCOSS Budget Priorities 2017-18 released

23 December 2016

We've submitted our Budget Priorities to the ACT Government's 2017-18 Budget. Our submission incorporates the Community Shared Statement and seeks to ensure...

ACTCOSS Stakeholder Survey 2016

14 December 2016

ACTCOSS is seeking your feedback and thoughts for our annual survey. We welcome your constructive feedback on our performance, and suggestions about how we can better serve you and the community.

Released: 2016 ACT State of the Sector Survey Report

9 December 2016

ACTCOSS has released today the 2016 ACT State of the Community Service Sector report prepared by the Social Policy Research Centre (SPRC) at UNSW.