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.


ACT NAIDOC Week events calendar 2016

1 July 2016

OA&TSIA and ACTCOSS have compiled a calendar of NAIDOC Week events being held in the ACT. Download the calendar

Health & wellbeing in the workplace: Director's update

1 July 2016

Read about health and wellbeing in the community sector -- related research, tools for employees and employers, and what employers can do to improve.

New journal: Working with Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander peoples & communities

30 June 2016

We've released Issue 76 of our quarterly journal Update. Read about working with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples and communities. Read the journal

Anti-Poverty Week, 16-22 Oct 2016: Help Reduce Poverty!

17 June 2016

As part of the ACT Anti-Poverty Week Facilitating Group, ACTCOSS encourages individuals and organisations to organise or take part in an Anti-Poverty Week activity that aims to highlight or overcome issues of poverty and hardship here in the ACT, Australia or overseas.

Inquiry into Competition, Contestability and Informed User Choice in Human Services: Stage 1 Issues Paper Released

17 June 2016

The Productivity Commission is holding a public inquiry into the increased application of competition, contestability and informed user choice to human services. ACTCOSS encourages ACT service providers, consumers, and advocacy groups to engage in this discussion and have your voices heard.

ACT State of the Community Sector Survey (Coming Soon)

17 June 2016

In support of the next steps for the Industry Plan, ACTCOSS is commissioning the Social Policy Research Centre (SPRC) at the University of New South Wales to conduct an ACT State of the Community Sector Survey.

ACT Community Services Industry Plan Update - June 2016

17 June 2016

KPMG will be concluding their consultations on the ACT Community Services Industry Plan this week and will soon be producing a final draft of the plan.

ACT 2016-17 Budget Snapshot now available

9 June 2016

ACTCOSS has today released its annual Budget Snapshot for the community sector.

Media release: ACT Budget invests to turn off the tap on drivers of inequality

7 June 2016

The ACT Council of Social Service supports the overall direction of the ACT Budget for 2016-17 announced today. New funding to respond better to the needs of people exposed to domestic and family violence, more funding for mental health, drug and alcohol treatment, emergency and trauma health services, justice programs and well targeted...

Celebrating NAIDOC Week: 3-10 July 2016

26 May 2016

Read about how you and your organisation can promote and celebrate NAIDOC Week.