New research released today shows that in the ACT around one in 10 people are living in a low-income household, and 12 per cent of children are living in low income households.
Just over one year since the 2016 ACT Election, ACTCOSS has released themes for the 2018-19 Budget. These focus on gaps in social and community infrastructure, a need to better adjust to economic and digital change, and a warning about the need to recognise that as our city grows and the age and employment profile changes, government needs...
We are calling on members to nominate for Committee positions open for election at our AGM on 21 November. Nominations close 5pm, 24 October.
ACTCOSS welcomes the announcement of a citizens’ jury to be convened by the ACT Government to examine ways to improve the Compulsory Third Party insurance scheme (CTP) in the ACT.
As Canberra moves towards the wider use of citizens’ juries, the Canberra Alliance for Participatory Democracy (CAPaD) and ACTCOSS have joined forces to expose a draft set of principles to ensure that deliberative mechanisms are trialled in a robust, respectful and informed way.
ACTCOSS is seeking co-contributions to fund expert analysis of 2016 Census data on disadvantage in the ACT. A report based on this analysis would be released during Anti-Poverty Week (15-21 October 2017). The total cost of this research would be $20,000.
ACTCOSS is an active member of the ACT Women's Services Network (WSN). WSN recently submitted feedback on draft legislation addressing privacy and technology-facilitated abuse.
ACTCOSS welcomes the release this past week by the ACT Government of an Affordable Housing Discussion Paper inviting people who experience housing stress, landlords, community advocates for affordable housing and the property industry to share their views on actions that can be taken to improve the supply of affordable housing in Canberra.
This submission provides a preliminary examination of the nature, extent and consequences of insecure work in the ACT, focusing on impacts on people experiencing disadvantage and the community sector.
We’re thrilled to have received a grant of $20,000 from Hands Across Canberra to fund development of an e-learning platform for community workers and organisations, and development of a resource for people who join community organisation governing bodies.