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Here you'll find news about ACTCOSS activities and major community sector news.

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Joint media release: ACT Election 2020: Building an inclusive, accessible Canberra

7 September 2020

ACTCOSS has joined with peak disability representative organisations in calling for the next ACT Government to take actions that will deliver a more inclusive and accessible Canberra for the nearly 20% of Canberrans who have a disability. 

Media release: ACT poverty takes centre stage in election debate

3 September 2020

The ACTCOSS 2020 ACT Election Leaders Forum has now been watched by over 8,500 viewers.

Watch the ACTCOSS 2020 ACT Election Leaders Forum

3 September 2020

Did you miss the livestream of the ACTCOSS 2020 ACT Election Leaders Forum on 2 September? Watch the recording here

Media release: ACT Election 2020: Planning and Infrastructure to Build Community

1 September 2020

ACTCOSS has today released its fourth 2020 ACT Election issue brief, Planning and Infrastructure to Build Community.

Media release: More to do to support parents, children and carers in ACT's child protection system

31 August 2020

ACTCOSS today welcomed the Adoption Amendment Act 2020, which comes into effect tomorrow, that clarifies ACT legislation on when a child can be adopted without the consent of their parent.

Media release: ACTCOSS supports ACT Liberals' poverty commission

31 August 2020

ACTCOSS today welcomed the ACT Liberals’ election commitment to establish a commission to examine poverty in the ACT.

Media release: ACTCOSS welcomes announcement of Expert Committee to oversee Recovery Plan

28 August 2020

The ACT Council of Social Service (ACTCOSS) today welcomed the Chief Minister’s announcement to establish a Canberra Economic Recovery Advisory Group (CERAG) to assist the implementation of the ACT’s Jobs and Economic Recovery Plan.

Media release: ACTCOSS to host first live interactive public leaders forum with all three leaders for the 2020 ACT Election

28 August 2020

ACTCOSS will be hosting the first leaders forum of the 2020 ACT Election next Wednesday 2 September.

Media release: Ensuring equitable access to quality healthcare

28 August 2020

ACTCOSS today released its fourth 2020 ACT Election issue brief on health, calling for investment and reform to ensure Canberrans on low incomes have equitable access to quality and timely healthcare.

Media release: Gender pay gap continues to drive inequities for Canberra’s women

28 August 2020

Today on Equal Pay Day 2020, ACTCOSS, YWCA Canberra and Women's Legal Centre ACT have joined together to highlight the ongoing financial insecurity and gender pay gap experienced by women in Canberra.