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ACTCOSS announces Policy Priorities for 2022 Federal Election

21 April 2022

The ACT Council of Social Service (ACTCOSS) has called on all parties in the upcoming federal election to commit to a fairer Canberra by backing policies that support those who have the least.

Using national analysis and ACT-focused research, ACTCOSS has identified six policy priorities that will give a fair go to people on low incomes...

CASP Wellbeing Newsletter - Issue 1 out now

14 April 2022

Welcome to the first issue of our wellbeing newsletter! This newsletter is designed for frontline workers of the ACT Community Assistance and Support Program (CASP).

ACTCOSS calls for political leaders to commit to raising the rate of income support

13 April 2022

The ACT Council of Social Service (ACTCOSS) has today backed a call by the Australian Council of Social Service (ACOSS) for all political leaders and federal election candidates to make a commitment to raising the rate of JobSeeker to $70 a day.

Joint media release: Canberra community calls for accessible human rights complaint mechanism

8 April 2022

The ACT Council of Social Service (ACTCOSS) has today joined a coalition of  Australian community organisations, including Australian Lawyers for Human Rights (ALHR), the Human Rights Legal Centre (HRLC) and Civil Liberties Australia (CLA) to call on the ACT Government to implement an accessible human rights complaint mechanism.

Implementation of prison Blueprint for Change recommendations must engage community

7 April 2022

The ACT Council of Social Service (ACTCOSS) today acknowledged the release of the Blueprint for Change staffing review of the Alexander Maconochie Centre (AMC) and welcomed some of its key recommendations.

ACTCOSS renews its call for cost-benefit analysis on free public transport in the ACT

5 April 2022

The ACT Council of Social Service (ACTCOSS) has reiterated its call for the ACT Government to undertake a cost-benefit analysis on making public transport free in the ACT.

Barr Government commits to review of housing relocation program

4 April 2022

The ACT Council of Social Service (ACTCOSS) today congratulated the Barr Government on its commitment to review the implementation of the Growing and Renewing housing program.

At a meeting with ACTCOSS on Friday, Minister for Housing Yvette Berry MLA and Minister for Homelessness and Housing Services, Rebecca Vassarotti MLA agreed to...

Federal Budget should not miss opportunity to create a fairer future

28 March 2022

ACTCOSS has called on the Australian Government to use tomorrow’s budget as an opportunity to create a fairer future for people on low and moderate incomes.

ACTCOSS supports call for review of fines compliance and enforcement system

24 March 2022

The ACT Council of Social Service (ACTCOSS) has today welcomed Andrew Braddock MLA’s calls for the ACT Government to perform a cost/benefit analysis for the current compliance and enforcement system for those who fail to pay fines for minor transgressions. The motion, presented in the Legislative Assembly today, also calls for canvassing...

ACTCOSS calls for independent oversight, improved complaints mechanisms for racial vilification

21 March 2022

On the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, the ACT Council of Social Service (ACTCOSS) has called on the ACT Government to improve oversight and review mechanisms to tackle racial vilification and discrimination.