ACTCOSS hosted a forum with 8 local candidates for the Senate and the House of Representatives to stimulate local dialogue on federal issues looked at through a sharp local lens. This report provides an overview of the discussions, and other documents such as policy priority area briefs are available.
This 2019 report tracks changes in the cost of living, particularly for low-income households in the ACT.
ACTCOSS highlights the need for Canberra’s transport system to plan for everyone to move where they need to, regardless of how they move, in our submission on the draft Moving Canberra 2019-2045 Integrated Transport Strategy.
ACTCOSS notes that before considering adoption reform in favour of dispensing with parental consent, the ACT needs to improve resourcing for parent support programs in the ACT and to address structural reasons for the overrepresentation of some families and groups in the out-of-home care (OOHC) system.
Prompted by ongoing discussions in civil society, services, government and with other funding bodies, the Autumn 2019 journal aims to bring together current ACT thinking about procurement and funding models that will enable community services to thrive.
The ACTCOSS Strategic Plan 2019-2022 outlines our vision, purpose, objectives and other guiding principles for 2019-2022. It helps us decide what we focus on and how we work.
ACTCOSS urges that the ACT Government recognise the impact of transport costs on food security and access to primary health, especially for people experiencing transport disadvantage.
ACTCOSS believes there are improvements needed to the Utility Consumer Code and to the support processes within the industry and community services to improve consumer awareness, protection and assertion of their rights.
ACTCOSS believes there are improvements that could be made to the method used by ACT ICRC to determine regulatory settings for pricing of supply of electricity to small customers in the ACT. ACTCOSS supports improvements that maximise reduced costs to consumers.
ACTCOSS welcomes the development of a Family Violence Death Review (FVDR) in the ACT.
The Summer 2018-19 journal offers information and perspectives around community facility needs and the value of investing in meeting these needs as Canberra is renewed and grows.
This submission on the ACT’s reform to the on-demand transport industry prioritises the need to sustain an adequate supply of on-demand transport within a viable and well-regulated taxi transport industry that is affordable to those who need it and maintains access for those who are most reliant on the network.
In this submission to the Australian Building Codes Board, ACTCOSS strongly supports the calls by the Australian Network on Universal Housing Design for regulation on accessible housing.
In ACTCOSS' submission to the 2019-20 ACT Budget, we focus on a number of community sector priorities for investment and highlight actions and further investment needed to ensure effective implementation of existing commitments.
This ACTCOSS annual report highlights our achievements for 2017-18, including major policy advocacy and capability activities.
This position statement outlines ACTCOSS member expectations of what we would hope to see included in an ACT Affordable Housing Strategy.
In this submission, ACTCOSS’ position on the Lease Variation Charge is that the charge is an important revenue stream and sound public policy in a leasehold system. We believe LVC remissions could be used to facilitate affordable housing, particularly on well situated urban renewal sites.
This factsheet provides an overview of the extent of gambling harm in Australia and the ACT, outlines statistics on the prevalence of harm, and outlines ACTCOSS’ advocacy asks.
Stories about the costs of gambling to the Canberra community and the resilience of those who experience harm and come back.
The Spring 2018 journal offers information and perspectives around housing affordability in Canberra.