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Gulanga Activity Book

The Gulanga Program developed the Activity Book to assist organisations in supporting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families. We hope the activities will assist you to connect with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and their cultures.

Designing Social Change - Beyond Talk, Taking Action: Conference Summary 2014

Summary report for ACTCOSS' biennial conference in 2014: Designing Social Change - Beyond Talk, Taking Action.

Submission: Review of ACT Auditor General’s Report No. 4 of 2013: National Partnership Agreement on Homelessness

ACTCOSS' comment to the Standing Committee on the Public Accounts Inquiry into the Auditor General’s Report No.4 of 2013: National Partnership Agreement on Homelessness (NPAH).

Options for Our Community: Housing, Accommodation, Respite and Support in the ACT

This is a practical guide for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander workers in the community sector. It aims to raise awareness of services and to facilitate the engagement of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples and their families to access services that will best meet their needs.

ACT 2014-15 Budget Snapshot

Summary paper outlining selected Budget initiatives.

Update, Issue 68, Winter 2014: Criminal Justice Matters

The Winter 2014 journal explores criminal justice matters in the ACT. 

Update, Issue 67, Autumn 2014: Women in the ACT

The Autumn 2014 journal explores women in the ACT.

Submission: ICRC Price Determination Draft Report

ACTCOSS' letter on the proposed increase in electricity pricing set out in the ICRC's Price Determination Draft Report.

Submission: Senate Inquiry into Affordable Housing

ACTCOSS submission to the Senate Inquiry into Affordable Housing, highlighting the critical issues affecting people securing stable, affordable housing in the ACT. 

CASAT - Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Cultural Awareness Self-Assessment Toolkit

The CASAT is a set of good practice standards developed to assist community service organisations improve the quality of their services to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander clients and communities and to strengthen the organisation’s knowledge and understanding of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures.

Exploring the Feasibility of a Citizen Advocacy Program in the ACT Community: A Scoping Research Study

This report has found that a Citizen Advocacy program would make a significant contribution to increasing the range and capacity of disability advocacy programs available in the ACT to support people with disabilities. We also found that it is feasible to set up a Citizen Advocacy program in the ACT.

Update, Issue 66, Summer 2013-14: Co-Design

The Summer 2013-14 journal explores co-design in the community sector.

ACTCOSS Jubilee Poem

This is a poem by Canberra writer Hal Judge for ACTCOSS' 50th birthday in 2013.

ACTCOSS Strategic Plan 2014-2018

The ACTCOSS Strategic Plan 2014-2018 outlines our vision, roles and values. It also contains our goals and strategic priorities, and the key measures of success.

ACTCOSS Annual Report 2012-13

This ACTCOSS annual report is a record of our achievements for 2012-13, including major policy advocacy, sector development and organisation development activities.

Factsheet: Reducing energy and water costs in rental properties

ACTCOSS and the ACT Government Environment and Sustainable Development Directorate have developed the this factsheet explaining how landlords and property managers can improve the energy efficiency of rental properties.

Submission: Inquiry into Sentencing in the ACT

In this submission, ACTCOSS’ main interest is that judicial officers in the ACT have the right range of sentencing options available so that the social determinants of crime are addressed, offenders are given the opportunity to rehabilitate, and the risks of reoffending are reduced whilst community safety is maximised.

Submission: ACTCOSS Budget Priorities 2014-15

In this submission, ACTCOSS argues that the Budget 2014-15 Strategy needs to demonstrate that it invests resources in a way that gets the right services to the right people at the right time, at the right intensity and duration, to change people’s circumstances and trajectory. 

Disadvantage in the ACT: Report for ACT Anti-Poverty Week

This report shows that when looking at averages, life in Canberra is good. However, there are areas and people in Canberra who are disadvantaged.

Update, Issue 65, Spring 2013: Housing & Homelessness

The Spring 2013 journal explores housing and homelessness in the ACT.