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Submission: Charitable Tax Concessions – Proposed Legislative Amendments

In this submission, ACTCOSS provides a brief commentary on some of the issues the ACT Government should take into account as it develops both the policy intent and operational framework for more clearly defining eligibility for tax exemptions administered by the ACT Government.

Submission: Information, Linkages and Capacity Building Policy Framework

This submission represents the views of non-government and community members of the ACT HACC/Disability Services Network on the National Disability Insurance Scheme' draft Information Linkages and Capacity Building Framework.

Update, Issue 71, Autumn 2015: Building Community Connectedness

The Autumn 2015 journal explores community engagement. 

Submission: Draft determination review for ActewAGL electricity prices 2014-19

SEE-Change and ACTCOSS have provided a joint submission to the Australian Energy Regulator (AER) on the draft determination review for ActewAGL electricity prices 2014-19.

Submission: Review of the Energy Efficiency Improvement Scheme

The Conservation Council ACT Region and ACTCOSS have provided a joint comment on the Energy Efficiency (Cost of Living) Improvement Act 2012.

Update, Issue 70, Summer 2014-15: Continuity and Change in the ACT Community Sector

The Summer 2014-15 journal explores continuity and change in the ACT community sector. 

ACTCOSS Annual Report 2013-14

This ACTCOSS annual report is a record of our achievements for 2013-14, including major policy advocacy, sector development and organisation development activities.

Submission: ACTCOSS Budget Priorities 2015-16

The ACTCOSS submission to the ACT Budget 2015-16 includes key asks around affordable housing and homelessness that community sector organisations have come together to promote. We collectively believe ongoing investment will underpin and facilitate genuinely better and more sustainable outcomes for disadvantaged Canberrans in the areas government has identified as priorities for action in its Budget Strategy.

Creating Opportunity or Entrenching Disadvantage? Report for ACT Anti-Poverty Week

This report examines labour market trends in Canberra.

ACTCOSS Budget Priorities 2015-16

ACTCOSS' submission to the ACT Budget 2015-16.

Update, Issue 69, Spring 2014: Employment, Unemployment and Underemployment

The Spring 2014 journal explores employment, unemployment and underemployment in the ACT. 

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.

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.

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. 

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. 

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

The Autumn 2014 journal explores women in the ACT.