The ACT Council of Social Service has submitted its Budget priorities to the ACT Government's 2017-18 Budget. The goal of ACTCOSS is to ensure that government focuses on people experiencing disadvantage and households on low incomes, and the community sector.
During the ACT Election in 2016, ACTCOSS worked with a number of peak bodies to develop the Community Shared Statement. This Shared Statement focuses on the four main areas of:
- City Infrastructure
- Social Infrastructure
- Economic Development.
Our submission incorporates the Shared Statement and seeks to ensure that ACT Government's election commitments encompasses the vision of the Shared Statement in its budget considerations. The submission also provides a number of recommendations across the areas relating to health, education, economic development, transport, housing, and justice.