ACT Council of Social Service Inc.

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

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Media release: Closure of Braddon Centrelink Service Centre will hurt vulnerable Canberrans

19 October 2021

ACTCOSS today expressed its deep concern following the Australian Government’s announcement that the Braddon Services Australia Service Centre will be closed and merged into Gungahlin and Belconnen Service Centres.

Media release: ACT Community Sector CEOs come together to launch 2021 Anti-Poverty Week

18 October 2021

Leaders from across the ACT community and business sectors came together today to launch 2021 Anti-Poverty Week (APW) and to call for action to be taken to end poverty. During the launch, CEOs representing organisations working with local children and families highlighted the ongoing challenges faced by Canberrans living below the poverty line...

Media Release: Next week is Anti-Poverty Week!

12 October 2021

This year, Anti-Poverty Week (APW) will be held across Australia from the 17-23 October 2021. In 2021, during APW we will be reminding all governments that there are two key things they can do to reduce poverty for individuals, families and children: raising the rate of income support above the poverty line and investing in social housing.

Media Release: ACTCOSS receives grant to establish ACT Health and Community Sector Careers Hub

8 October 2021

The ACT Council of Social Service (ACTCOSS) has today received a $420,000 National Career Institute Partnership grant from the Federal Government for the establishment of the ACT Health and Community Services Careers Hub. The Careers Hub will increase the awareness of career paths in the ACT’s health and community sectors.

Media Release: ACTCOSS welcomes support for vulnerable Canberrans

6 October 2021

The ACT Council of Social Service (ACTCOSS) has welcomed investments in housing and the community sector announced in today’s ACT Budget as the ACT emerges from the COVID-19 health and economic crisis.

COVID-19 Update, 6 October 2021

6 October 2021

COVID-19 Update sent to ACTCOSS members and ACT peaks on 6 October 2021.

ACTCOSS Board 2021-22 - Call for nominations

5 October 2021

We are calling on members to nominate for Board positions open for election at our AGM on 16 November 2021. Nominations close Tuesday 5pm, 2 November 2021.

Media Release: ACTCOSS calls for significant investment in community services, social housing

5 October 2021

The ACT Council of Social Service (ACTCOSS) has outlined its priorities for tomorrow’s ACT 2021/22 Budget calling for significant investment in community services and social housing to support vulnerable Canberrans and boost the ACT economy.

Media Release: Vulnerable households must be top priority in ACT’s energy transition

30 September 2021

The ACT Council of Social Service (ACTCOSS) today expressed concern that the ACT Government’s action on climate change is leaving Canberra’s most vulnerable households behind.

Media Release: ACTCOSS welcomes $100 million housing announcement

29 September 2021

The ACT Council of Social Service (ACTCOSS) has welcomed today’s announcement by the ACT Government of $100 million to expand and improve social housing provision in the ACT.