ACT Council of Social Service Inc.

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Here you'll find news about ACTCOSS activities and major community sector news.

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ACTCOSS Vision for Industry Plan - Speech

25 May 2016

Read ACTCOSS Director's strategic vision for future development of community services.

Nominations open: Canberra & District Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Community Sector Worker of the Year

25 May 2016

Do you want to recognise and celebrate the work of an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander community sector worker in the ACT region? Nominate them for this NAIDOC award!

Early bird regos open: ACT 2020: Citizen Voice, Community Vision

25 May 2016

Early bird registrations for the 2016 ACTCOSS conference on 4-5 August 2016 at Rydges Capital Hill are now open!

Nominations open: ACT Community Sector Awards 2016

25 May 2016

Do you know of an ACT community sector organisation or individual who you’d like to recognise and celebrate? Fill out a nomination form and send it to ACTCOSS by Friday 8 July 2016.

Call for conference abstracts: ACT 2020 - Citizen Voice, Community Vision

17 May 2016

ACTCOSS invites you to submit abstracts for presentations at our 2016 conference on 4-5 August.

Community Services Industry Plan Workshop - 25 May 2016

17 May 2016

The Minister for Community Services, Ms Yvette Berry MLA, is hosting a Community Services Industry Plan Workshop on Wednesday 25 May 2016 at the National Portrait Gallery. This is an exciting opportunity for community sector industry leaders to come together to contribute ideas on what the Industry Plan is, what it will be used for and to start...

Reconciliation Week: Win a basket of resources for your workplace!

16 May 2016

To celebrate Reconciliation Week (27 May - 3 Jun), ACTCOSS is running a draw for your ACT community sector workplace to win a basket of reconciliation resources worth $300. Just fill out the survey.

Media release: Meet the Canberra people caught in our housing crisis

9 April 2016

Twelve Canberra individuals and families have spoken out about their experience of housing stress and homelessness in a new publication which combines true stories and voter voices with electorate by electorate data to present a fresh and alarming picture of Canberra’s housing crisis.

Media release: Transport costs blowing out low income budgets

5 April 2016

The ACT Council of Social Service (ACTCOSS) has released its 2016 Cost of Living Report, which this year focuses on the costs of transport in Canberra. The research finds that Canberra has the second highest expenditure on transport amongst capital cities in the country. Darwin, the city with the highest transport expenditure is $233.78, with...

Media release: ACTCOSS opposes states and territories levying income tax

31 March 2016

Ahead of this week’s COAG meeting, the ACT Chief Minister has indicated he is willing to consider a state and territory role in setting and collecting income tax. The ACT Council of Social Service opposes income tax collection by states and territories.