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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URGENT: Act now to save homelessness services

6 December 2016

Please get behind the campaign to #SaveNPAH by sharing the open letter online, contacting your local MPs and making sure we secure an extension to the NPAH on Friday 9 December 2016 at COAG.

Director's update: We need a renewed approach to governing the ACT

25 November 2016

As we start our round of formal meetings with members of the new ACT Legislative Assembly, our message is that while people frowned at the government's long grip on power and was wary of the way it did business, they were swayed on voting day by the promise a re-elected progressive government had a clear plan for social and economic investment...

ACTCOSS Annual Report 2015-16 now available!

21 November 2016

We've released our 2015-16 Annual Report - check it out.

Media release: Comprehensive housing strategy first job of new ACT Government

7 October 2016

Nine leading Canberra industry, community, union and professional groups have united to issue a joint call to action to improve housing in this city one week out from the ACT election.

Homelessness & Housing Affordability - Election statement released

6 October 2016

ACTCOSS and ACT Shelter have released their joint election statement asking the government to invest in affordable housing as core infrastructure necessary to the social and economic sustainability of our city and ensure services working with...

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.