In response to the 2015-2016 ACT Budget Consultation the ACT community sector have identified affordable housing and homelessness as the major policy issues needing long term planning and investment by the ACT Government.
The ACT Council of Social Service and Women's Centre for Health Matters released data today showing that outside of public sector employment, industries with growing employment opportunities that do not require degree-level qualifications offer low wage, relatively high rates of part-time work, suggesting many workers struggle to earn enough to...
Joint media release with St Vincent de Paul Society.
Protecting a Fair Go - Community Response to the 2014-15 Federal Budget Forum
Co-hosted by ACTCOSS and St Vincent de Paul Society
ACTCOSS Director Susan Helyar said today that ACTCOSS welcomes the decision of the ACT Government to delay large parts of the $2.5 billion infrastructure package announced in the last ACT budget, including the City to Lake development and a new national Convention Centre.
Susan Helyar, Director of the ACT Council of Social Service, commented today on the announcement of the new portfolio arrangements for Ministers released by Chief Minister Katy Gallagher.
ACTCOSS warmly celebrates the launch of the National Disability Insurance Scheme in Canberra today.
ACTCOSS has signalled cautious support for the ACT Budget released today, recognising a number of welcome measures but suggesting that there are missed opportunities for the ACT Government in supporting Canberra’s most vulnerable households.
ACT Medicare Local and ACTCOSS have welcomed today’s launch of the ACT Government’s Human Services Blueprint. ACTML Chair Dr Rashmi Sharma says the Blueprint aims to make services more available and responsive to the needs of local people and is delighted that our CEO Ms Leanne Wells was part of its development in association with community...
The Women’s Centre for Health Matters (WCHM), the ACT Council of Social Service (ACTCOSS) and the ACT Women And Prisons Group (WAP) welcome the ACT Human Rights and Discrimination Commissioner’s report on Human Rights Audit on the Conditions of Detention of Women at the Alexander Maconochie Centre which was released last Thursday, 15 May 2014...
The community in Canberra welcomes the ACT Green’s plan, announced by Minister Rattenbury today, to address any gaps in protections or sanctions that arise as a result of Federal Government changes to the Racial Discrimination Act 1975.