ACTCOSS today welcomed the release of the ACT Government’s COVID-19 Disability Strategy. The strategy outlines principles, goals and objectives to support people with a disability and the disability sector during the COVID-19 crisis and recovery period.
This is Issue 12 of the COVID-19 Update, sent to ACTCOSS members and peaks on 13 May 2020.
ACTCOSS and CMCF have joined together and welcomed the joint statement by the Minister for Multicultural Affairs Mr Chris Steel MLA and the Minister for Justice and Mental Health Mr Shane Rattenbury MLA condemning the rise in racist incidents during the COVID-19 pandemic.
ACTCOSS has joined disability and carer peak bodies in a call for urgent action to ensure people with disabilities, carers and disability service providers have clear advice and appropriate access to personal protective equipment during the COVID-19 pandemic.
ACTCOSS today welcomed legislation by the ACT Government to provide an avenue for vulnerable older people or people with a disability, and their advocates, to access ACT Human Rights Commission processes in seeking to address situations of abuse, neglect and exploitation.
ACTCOSS has welcomed the recommendations by a major ACT inquiry into planning and urban renewal as an opportunity to better engage with diverse members of the Canberra community on development in the Territory.
This is Issue 11 of the COVID-19 Update, sent to ACTCOSS members on 5 May 2020.
This is Issue 2 of the COVID-19 Update for Organisations Supporting Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) Communities, sent on 1 May 2020.
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ACTCOSS today highlighted the importance of maintaining increased levels of income support and called for more government action to address the shortage of affordable housing in the ACT following the release of data on rental affordability in Canberra.