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.


Media release: New reports: Action needed on inequality

1 August 2018

Calls for action on inequality in Australia have been spurred by new national reports released this week, including the Inequality in Australia 2018 report released by the Australian Council of Social Service and the University of New South Wales (UNSW) and the HILDA Statistical Report 2018.

Media release: New ACT Government job targets welcomed

27 July 2018

ACTCOSS welcomes the announcement that the ACT Government is including employment targets for groups facing barriers to employment in its new contracts to provide maintenance to public housing properties across the city.

Community Development - Celebrating its Hidden Strengths: Stories of Collaboration & Impact - Recap

20 July 2018

ACTCOSS, in association with CD Net, were proud to present two stories from the community sector at a packed forum on 25 June 2018 celebrating the positive outcomes of community development.

Dhunlung Yarra receives ACT NAIDOC Community Sector Award

12 July 2018

Congratulations to the Dhunlung Yarra Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Unit for receiving with the Canberra & District Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Community Sector Worker of the Year Award.

Journal released: People with disability: Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander perspectives

6 July 2018

Check out the latest ACTCOSS journal, with the theme of 'People with disability: Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander perspectives'.

NAIDOC Week 2018 events calendar - ACT & region

22 June 2018

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

2018 National Reconciliation Week Draw winner!

8 June 2018

Congratulations to Aboriginal Legal Service (NSW/ACT) who were announced as the winners of the National Reconciliation Week draw at ACTCOSS' Budget Forum on Thursday 7 June 2018.

ACT 2018-19 Budget Snapshot released

7 June 2018

Today we've released our annual ACT Budget Snapshot, briefly analysing the 2018-19 ACT Budget's impacts on people experiencing disadvantage and households on low incomes, and the community sector.

Media release: ACT Budget - welcome investments match community ambitions

5 June 2018

The ACT Council of Social Service has today welcomed the 2018-19 ACT Budget, saying it delivers in substantial areas marked out for investment by the ACT community sector. The Budget shows government recognises investment in community services is as important as health and education and that the community services sector is a significant...

Media release: ACT funding response to NDIS gaps welcomed

25 May 2018

The ACT Council of Social Service (ACTCOSS) has welcomed the announcement that the upcoming ACT Budget will invest in better support for Canberrans with disability...