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.
In this submission, the Canberra Gambling Reform Alliance calls for improvements in distribution of community contributions derived from poker machine profits.
In this submisison, ACTCOSS recommends that the Energy Efficiency Improvement Scheme (EEIS) priority household target should remain at 20%, with eligibility extended to more low income households and made accessible to those in rental housing.
The Winter 2018 journal offers information and perspectives around Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and disability.
This factsheet provides an overview of ACT data on energy hardship in low income households, energy debt and hardship programs and electricity disconnections. This is one of a series of ACTCOSS factsheets that harnesses data to provide accessible insights into key social policy issues in the ACT.
In this submission, ACTCOSS provides a number of suggestions about how the 'Good governance principles and guidance for NFP organisations’ could be further developed and resources that would assist organisations apply the principles.
This snapshot outlines and briefly analyses the ACT 2018-19 Budget's impacts on people experiencing disadvantage and households on low incomes, and the community sector.