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.
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.
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.
ACTCOSS has made a submission to the Joint Standing Committee on the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) in response to its NDIS Workforce Inquiry.
ACTCOSS, Care Financial Counselling Service, and Better Renting made a joint submission to the Independent Competition and Regulatory Commission (ICRC) in response to their Retail Electricity Price Investigation 2020-24 Draft Report.
ACTCOSS fully supports the development of an ACT Child Safe Standards scheme based on lessons learned from the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse.
In this submission to Council of Attorneys-General review of the age of criminal responsibility, ACTCOSS recommends the minimum age be raised from 10 to 14 across all states and territories.
Our submission to the Standing Committee on Justice and Community Safety on the Human Rights (Workers' Rights) Amendment Bill 2019 ACTCOSS argued that all Economic, Social and Cultural (ESC) Rights should be included in the ACT Human Rights Act.
This tool is designed to help you think holistically about how to seek, engage, employ and retain Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander staff within your organisation.
Our submission calls on the ACT Government to assess all measures in its next 5-year plan for sustainable energy against criteria for a just transition to zero net greenhouse gas emissions in the ACT by 2045.
This report presents the outcomes from a workshop that aimed at assisting Evoenergy in engaging with, and supporting the engagement of, vulnerable energy consumers as part of the development of their next 5-year plan for the gas network in the ACT and Queanbeyan-Palerang region.
Issue 90 of the ACTCOSS journal provides a springboard for reflective practice. Contributions from ACTCOSS members and staff capture the hopes and visions held for service reforms, citizen engagement and social justice advocacy.
ACTCOSS strongly supports the development of a Commissioning for Social Impact Strategy as a whole-of-government framework that should assist in matching the intent of The Social Compact and other partnership arrangements between the ACT Government and community sector with practice.
In ACTCOSS’s submission for the 2020-21 ACT Budget, we outline fifty priorities, calling for adequate resourcing of community-based, non-government delivered services and responses to meet community need and a changing Canberra.
Shattered Myths is a retrospective of twenty years of work on poverty, tracing ACTCOSS’s continued efforts to shatter myths about prosperity being available to everyone in Canberra.
This ACTCOSS annual report highlights our achievements for 2018-19, including major policy advocacy and capability activities.
In this report, WCHM and ACTCOSS have revisited the latest data to determine what changes have occurred in the labour market and how women have fared though the changes compared to men.
The Constitution provides the legal framework and processes that govern ACTCOSS as an incorporated entity under the Associations Incorporation Act 1991.
Issue 89 of the ACTCOSS journal illuminates some of the work being done by ACT community organisations to grow the reach and relevance of services needed as our population grows and changes.
The report shows that people with disability self-report poor health outcomes arising from personal and structural issues. It concludes that tangible, specific initiatives with adequate investments are needed to improve access to health services, while a package of work and measures is needed to ensure more supports and cohesion at the NDIS and health interface, including ensuring disability supports continue whilst people access health services.