ACT Council of Social Service Inc.

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Summary report: Reforming electricity concessions to better meet need

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

ACTCOSS Strategic Plan 2023-2025

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.

Evoenergy Draft Electricity Network Plan 2024-29

ACTCOSS has made a submission to Evoenergy's Draft Electricity Network Plan 2024-29. The primary focus of the submission was to represent the interests of low-income and other at-risk energy consumers in the ACT.
 

ACTCOSS Annual Report 2021-22

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.

ACTCOSS Reconciliation Action Plan 2022-24

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.

Submission: Inquiry into the Waste Management of Absorbent Hygiene Products

ACTCOSS made a submission to to the Inquiry into the Waste Management of Absorbent Hygiene Products in the ACT focusing on sensitivity to the needs of people with disabilities, carers, parents, and caregivers.

Factsheet: Poverty & inequality in the ACT

This factsheet provides an overview of the extent of poverty and inequality in the ACT to raise awareness for Anti-Poverty Week 2022.

Inquiry into Dangerous Driving

ACTCOSS made a submission to the Inquiry into Dangerous Driving with a focus on prevention of harmful behaviour.

Submission: The Right to a Healthy Environment

ACTCOSS has made a submission to the Right to a Healthy Environment consultation process.

Submission: Inquiry into Climate Change and Greenhouse Gas Reduction (Natural Gas Transition) Amendment Bill 2022

ACTCOSS has provided feedback to the Climate Change and Greenhouse Gas Reduction (Natural Gas Transition) Amendment Bill 2022.

Submission: Inquiry into EV Adoption

ACTCOSS made a submission to the Standing Committee on Planning, Transport and City services inquiry into EV Adoption in the ACT.

Submission: Dhulwa Inquiry

ACTCOSS made a submission to the Inquiry into the Legislative, Workplace Governance and Clinical Frameworks of the Dhulwa Secure Mental Health Facility.

Joint Submission: AEMC Draft Determination Protecting Customers Affected by Family Violence

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’).

Submission: Inquiry into Housing and Rental Affordability

ACTCOSS made a submission to the Committee on Economy and Gender and Economic Equality’s inquiry into housing and rental affordability.

ACT Budget Bulletin 2022-23

This bulletin provides a summary of ACTCOSS responses to the 2022-23 ACT Budget announced on 2 August 2022. 

Submission: ACT Disability Strategy

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.

Submission: Feedback on Draft Multicultural Recognition Bill 2022

ACTCOSS made a submission to the ACT Government’s Draft Multicultural Recognition Bill 2022 in support of a strong commitment to a diverse, inclusive and anti-racist community.

Submission: Auslan Accessibility Letter

ACTCOSS provided a submission to the Inquiry into Access to Services and Information in Auslan.