ACT Council of Social Service Inc.

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Public housing tenants given 48 hour deadline

15 June 2022

ACT Public Housing tenants have been given just two days to prepare for a formal hearing to argue why they should not be forcibly relocated.

Community sector welcomes government commitment to drug law reform

9 June 2022

ACTCOSS, CAHMA and ATODA today welcomed the ACT Government’s commitment to progressing legislation decriminalising small amounts of illicit drugs.

ACTCOSS and CMCF welcome draft Multicultural Recognition Bill 2022

7 June 2022

ACTCOSS and Canberra Multicultural Community Forum have today welcomed the release of the ACT Government’s Draft Multicultural Recognition Bill 2022 for consultation. The Bill is set to be presented to the Legislative Assembly later this year and demonstrates a strong commitment to the vision of Canberra as a diverse and inclusive community....

Small but welcome price relief for ACT electricity consumers as gas price rise looms

6 June 2022

ACTCOSS welcomes modest price relief of 1.25% for ACT electricity consumers announced by the Independent Competition and Regulatory Commission (ICRC).

ACTCOSS Welcomes Next Steps For Our Kids

3 June 2022

ACTCOSS today welcomed the release of the Next Steps for Our Kids Strategy 2022-2030 [pdf], the ACT Government’s strategy to strengthen and support...

2022 National Reconciliation Week Online Draw winners

2 June 2022

Congratulations to our winners of the National Reconciliation Week draw at ACTCOSS's combined Recnet and HR Forum on Wednesday 1 June 2022.

Urgent reform needed to tackle social harm from pokies

2 June 2022

The ACT Council of Social Service (ACTCOSS) has expressed its support to the ACT government’s proposed changes to reduce gambling harm caused by the ACT’s Electronic Gaming Machines (EGMs) or pokie machines.

ACTCOSS welcomes ACT Discrimination Law Reform

1 June 2022

The ACT Council of Social Service (ACTCOSS) has welcomed today’s tabling of the ACT Discrimination Amendment Bill 2022 that aims to bring discrimination law in line with the Human Rights Act and strengthen responses to discrimination.

ACTCOSS CEO, Dr Emma Campbell said: “ACTCOSS welcomes the expansion of the Discrimination Act to cover...

ACT voters call for equality, climate action and increased support for vulnerable community members

23 May 2022

The ACT Council of Social Service (ACTCOSS) shares the hope of the Australian Council of Social Service (ACOSS) in welcoming the opportunities for change presented by the incoming Labor Government.