The Spring 2013 journal explores housing and homelessness in the ACT.
This report provides a summary of issues discussed at the ACTCOSS 2013 Federal Election Candidates Forum, to which all parties fielding candidates in the two House of Representatives Electorates in the ACT (Fraser and Canberra) and the Australian Senate.
In this submission, ACTCOSS expresses concerns that there has been sufficient consideration across the whole of the ACT Government of the negative impacts of funding cuts on people who access the relevant housing and homelessness support programs.
In this submission, ACTCOSS expresses concern that the needs and rights of female detainees in the AMC are not being met, primarily due to flaws in the original design of the buildings of the prison and the discrepancies of scale in program provision to small numbers of female detainees.
The Winter 2013 journal explores delivering on the promise of more choice and control.
This joint submission by ACTCOSS, MHCC ACT and ATODA seeks to comment on the areas of the Inquiry that we believe are most important in any discussion about developing and implementing a justice reinvestment approach in Australia, and particularly the ACT.
The Autumn 2013 journal explores the role of ACTCOSS and peak bodies in the ACT.
ACTCOSS held a number of consultations with affected service providers and seeks to outline their main thoughts and concerns raised in this comment.
2012 progress report for actions outlined in the ACTCOSS Reconciliation Action Plan 2010-13.
In this submission, ACTCOSS highlights the importance of including harm minimisation strategies with regard to problem gambling in all aspects of the legislation.
In this comment ACTCOSS attempts to highlight the importance of engaging Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in appropriate consultation so they may have ownership over the development and implementation of a National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Plan.
This ACTCOSS annual report is a record of our achievements for 2011-12, including major policy advocacy, sector development and organisation development activities.
In this submission, ACTCOSS notes important changes in the Act around decision making and human rights, but also notes the document is inaccessible and a 'Plain English' version should be made available.
ACTCOSS has prepared a Cost of Living Report, as part of Anti-Poverty Week 2012. The report provides an overview of some of the basic costs of living faced by ACT residents as at June, 2012 and how they have increased over the past 5 years.
In this submission, ACTCOSS supports efforts to improve the management of blood-borne viruses in a transparent and accountable manner and agrees with the majority of the suggestions put forward in the framework.
ACTCOSS is calling on candidates for the ACT election to show vision in key areas of poverty, homelessness, corrections, health, transport, climate change, and community sector reform.
This report outlines the Community Care Common Standards (CCCS) assessment results of September and October 2011, and shows the presentations given at the related seminar held on 25 June 2012.
ACTCOSS supports many of the community garden draft site selection criteria as set out in the discussion paper; this comment seeks to focus on those pertaining to social inclusion and broader community wellbeing.