ACT Council of Social Service Inc.

Justice | Equity | Social Inclusion | Reconciliation


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

For more news from the community sector, check out our Weekly Community Sector eNotices.


DGR reform: Resource paper supporting a coordinated response

6 July 2017

ACOSS has worked with other national peak bodies to develop a resource paper on the proposed changes to Deductible Gift Recipient status

COSS network urges PM to support the continuation of the ACNC

6 July 2017

The COSS network have come together to call for a renewed commitment to the role and continuity of the ACNC.

NAIDOC Week 2017 events calendar - ACT & region

29 June 2017

ACTCOSS has compiled a calendar of NAIDOC Week events being held in the ACT.

ACTCOSS Response to the 2017-18 ACT Budget

15 June 2017

ACTCOSS's response to the 2017-18 ACT Budget was delivered in a speech by Director, Susan Helyar at the 2017 ACT Budget Forum for the Community Sector on 8 June 2017.

ACT 2017-18 Budget Snapshot released

8 June 2017

ACTCOSS has today released its annual Budget Snapshot for the community sector.

Media release: ACT BUDGET 2017 Promises delivered but we need energy and purpose to tackle inequality

6 June 2017

The ACT Council of Social Service (ACTCOSS) has welcomed elements of today’s Budget but has called for greater ambition to deliver on the community’s expectation for a practical plan to drive back gathering inequality.

Media release: Persistent and widening gap between income and cost of living for people on low income in ACT

5 June 2017

Cost of living research commissioned by the ACT Council of Social Service (ACTCOSS) over the past three years has revealed a persistent and widening gap between income and living costs for low income households in the ACT.

Media release: A defining moment - ACT Budget must choose to tackle inequality and invest in good social infrastructure across Canberra

1 June 2017

ACTCOSS has described next week’s Budget as a defining moment for Canberra and urged the ACT Government to make a push to tackle inequality and ensure well planned, designed and funded community services are the cornerstones of next week’s ACT Budget.

Media release: Narrow focus on markets puts choice and control for people with disability at risk

26 May 2017

ACTCOSS and PWD ACT have released two publications which reflect on the extent to which the emphasis on markets alone has succeeded in bringing greater choice and control to people with disability.

Media release: More action needed to arrest incarceration rate for ACT Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community

11 May 2017

The ACT Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Elected Body (ATSIEB) and ACTCOSS today released a report outlining community concerns and solutions in relation to the over-representation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in the ACT justice system. The report is from a forum that was held commemorate the 25th Anniversary of the...