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Cost of Living, Financial Hardship and Poverty

ACTCOSS 2020 ACT Election issue brief: Poverty, Inequality and the Cost of Living

For a just and fair Canberra, the next ACT Government must:

ACT Cost of Living Report, 2020

The 2020 ACT Cost of Living Report tracks changes in the cost of living for low-income households in the Australian Capital Territory over the past 12 months and five years.

Women, Children and Families

ACTCOSS 2020 ACT Election issue brief: Supporting Canberra’s Women, Children and Families

For a just and fair Canberra, the next ACT Government must:

Climate and Energy

ACTCOSS 2020 ACT Election issue brief: Climate and Energy: A Just Transition

For a just and fair Canberra, the next ACT Government must:

A Human Rights Jurisdiction

ACTCOSS 2020 ACT Election issue brief: Fulfilling the Promise of the ACT as a Human Rights Jurisdiction

For a just and fair Canberra, the next ACT Government must:

Disability

ACTCOSS 2020 ACT Election issue brief

For a just and fair Canberra, the next ACT Government must:

Community Infrastructure

ACTCOSS 2020 ACT Election issue brief: Planning and Infrastructure to Build Community

For a just and fair Canberra, the next ACT Government must:

Affordable Housing and Homelessness

ACTCOSS 2020 ACT Election issue brief: Fixing Canberra’s housing crisis

For a just and fair Canberra, the next ACT Government must:

Supporting the Community Services Sector

ACTCOSS 2020 ACT Election issue brief

For a just and fair Canberra, the next ACT Government must:

Submission: COVID-19 pandemic response measures

ACTCOSS has made a submission to the Select Committee on the COVID-19 pandemic response on 29 June 2020 calling for additional measures to protect vulnerable Canberrans during the COVID-19 pandemic following the Committee’s Interim report 2 tabled 4 June 2020.

Submission: Inquiry in the form of an evaluation of current ACT Policing arrangements

ACTCOSS has made a submission to the Select Committee on Justice and Community Safety to highlight key issues on the community engagement activities of ACT Policing.

A Just Canberra

ACTCOSS 2020 ACT Election issue brief

For a just and fair Canberra, the next ACT Government must:

Better Health

ACTCOSS 2020 ACT Election issue brief

For a just and fair Canberra, the next ACT Government must:

Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Self-Determination

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Older Australians and Aged Care

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Submission: Inquiry into lessons to be learned in relation to the Australian bushfire season 2019-20

In this submission, ACTCOSS notes the significant mental health toll of the bushfires, as well as the significant impacts of the extreme, prolonged bushfire smoke that blanketed the ACT.

Update, Issue 91, Autumn 2020: Wellbeing in the ACT

Issue 91 of the ACTCOSS journal explores how we can support the wellbeing of everyone in our diverse Canberra community. It also examines the concept of a ‘wellbeing economy’ that secures the economic wellbeing of people while protecting resources and the environment.

Submission: Evoenergy Gas Network 2021 Draft Plan

Our submission welcomes Evoenergy’s commitment to supporting vulnerable consumers while seeking further details that would provide confidence that there will be an equitable distribution of risk as the ACT transitions away from natural gas and that low-income households will not be left worse off.

Submission: NDIS Workforce Inquiry

ACTCOSS has made a submission to the Joint Standing Committee on the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) in response to its NDIS Workforce Inquiry.