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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Media release: Let’s seize this chance for action on gambling harm

11 June 2020

ACTCOSS has welcomed a policy announcement by the ACT Greens to cap pokies bets at $5 to reduce gambling harm.

Media release: ACT Government must introduce measures to help Canberrans find the best electricity offer

5 June 2020

ACTCOSS today welcomed recommendations by the Independent Competition and Regulatory Commission aimed at supporting ACT energy consumers to find a better electricity offer more easily.

Winners of the National Reconciliation Week Draw 2020

3 June 2020

In recognition of National Reconciliation Week 2020 and Reconciliation Day, ACTCOSS invited ACT community sector workplaces to share how their workplace will walk together towards reconciliation. The winners were Karralika Programs and Beryl Women Inc. Read the entries here.
 

COVID-19 Update No.3 for Organisations Supporting Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) Communities, 2 June 2020

2 June 2020

This is Issue 3 of the COVID-19 Update for Organisations Supporting Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) Communities, sent on 2 June 2020.

Media release: ACTCOSS welcomes recommendations in second COVID-19 committee report

2 June 2020

ACTCOSS today welcomed committee recommendations that have called for greater transparency in the ACT Government’s response to COVID-19.

COVID-19 Update No.14, 29 May 2020

29 May 2020

This is Issue 14 of the COVID-19 Update, sent to ACTCOSS members and peaks on 29 May 2020.

Media release: Report highlights that women carers disproportionately impacted by poverty

28 May 2020

New pre-COVID-19 analysis of poverty in Australia has shown that households where women are the main income earners are twice as likely to live in poverty as those where men are the main income earners (19% and 10% of households in Australia respectively). The gap is even higher in households with children (at 23% and 10%).

COVID-19 Update No.13, 19 May 2020

19 May 2020

This is Issue 13 of the COVID-19 Update, sent to ACTCOSS members and peaks on 19 May 2020.

Media release: ACTCOSS Autumn Journal: Wellbeing must be at the heart of our community’s recovery from COVID-19

19 May 2020

ACTCOSS today released its regular journal, Update, on the theme of wellbeing in the ACT.

Media release: ACTCOSS calls supported by COVID-19 Committee

18 May 2020

ACTCOSS today welcomed a COVID-19 committee report that supports measures called for by ACTCOSS.