A report released by social service organisations found that while around three million households receive some form of ongoing financial assistance for their energy bills, the poor design and implementation of the assistance means too many people
The ACTCOSS Strategic Plan 2023-2025 outlines our vision, purpose, objectives and other guiding principles for 2023-2025. It helps us decide what we focus on and how we work.
This ACTCOSS annual report highlights our achievements for 2021-22, including major policy advocacy and capability activities. A scan of the financial statements is also available below.
This is ACTCOSS' third Reconciliation Action Plan and its second Innovate Plan, and these documents set out specific actions ACTCOSS is committed to achieving during 2022-24 to contribute to this vision of a reconciled Australia.
This factsheet provides an overview of the extent of poverty and inequality in the ACT to raise awareness for Anti-Poverty Week 2022.
ACTCOSS made a submission to the Inquiry into Dangerous Driving with a focus on prevention of harmful behaviour.
ACTCOSS has made a submission to the Right to a Healthy Environment consultation process.
ACTCOSS has provided feedback to the Climate Change and Greenhouse Gas Reduction (Natural Gas Transition) Amendment Bill 2022.
ACT Council of Social Service (ACTCOSS), Financial Rights Legal Centre (FRLC), Good Shepherd Australia New Zealand (Good Shepherd), the Public Interest Advocacy Centre (PIAC), South Australian Council of Social Service (SACOSS) and Tasmanian Council of Social Service (TasCOSS) welcome the opportunity to respond to the Australian Energy Market Commission’s (AEMC) Draft National Energy Retail Amendment (Protecting customers affected by family violence) Rule 2022 (‘the draft rule’).
This bulletin provides a summary of ACTCOSS responses to the 2022-23 ACT Budget announced on 2 August 2022.
ACTCOSS has made a submission to the ACT Community Services Directorate, ACT Office for Disability on the development of the ten-year ACT Disability Strategy (ACTDS). ACTCOSS has identified ten key focus areas to improve the quality of life for people with disabilities in the ACT and make Canberra an accessible and inclusive city. These are detailed in the submission and are recommended to be included in the ACTDS. The submission also highlights the importance of the ACTDS to be underpinned by an overarching principle of human rights for people with disability.