Two peak bodies in Canberra – the ACT Council of Social Service (ACTCOSS) and the Youth Coalition of the ACT – say that it is vital the Gonski reforms are implemented, but this should not occur at the expense of another part of the education system.
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Media release: One step forward, two steps back
Media release: Youth Homelessness Matters
On Wednesday 10 April Susan Helyar, Director of the ACT Council of Social Service, and other like-minded people in Canberra and across Australia, are giving up their bed for the night in recognition of Youth Homelessness Matters Day.
Media release: ACT Council of Social Service appoints new Director
The President of the ACT Council of Social Service, Jenny Kitchin, has announced the appointment of Susan Helyar as the new Director of ACTCOSS.
Media release: Living costs loom large
The ACT Council of Social Service, peak representative body for not-for-profit community organisations, and disadvantaged and low-income citizens, is launching a Cost of Living Report, as part of Anti-Poverty Week 2012.
Media release: Community champions gaining recognition
The ACT Community Sector Awards will be presented on Tuesday 25 September as part of the biennial Community Sector conference hosted by the ACT Council of Social Service.
Media release: Vision required to earn votes
The ACT Council of Social Service, peak representative body for not-for-profit community organisations, and disadvantaged and low-income citizens of the Australian Capital Territory, is calling on candidates for the ACT election to show vision in key areas of homelessness, poverty, corrections, health, transport, climate change, and community...
Media release: No clear skies ahead
The ACT Government’s Budget for 2012-13 provides no clear skies ahead, leaving the community sector tackling a growing storm of demand and reform.
Media release: ACTCOSS asks ‘Whose Rights?’
On the fourth anniversary of the Federal Parliament’s apology to the stolen generations the ACT Council of Social Service is launching a report advocating actions in a number of areas to ensure Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in the ACT can enjoy the same rights as the general community
COSS media release: Community sector support for constitutional reform recognising rights of Australia’s First Peoples
The Australian and State and Territory Councils of Social Service today warmly welcome the release of the Final report of the Expert Panel on Constitutional Recognition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples and fully endorse its recommendations