This report provides information regarding the presentations and discussions held at the Home and Community Care Policy Forum on 17 May 2011.
ACTCOSS and the Youth Coalition of the ACT provided this joint response to the pre-tender consultation paper on the provision of youth homelessness services.
ACTCOSS co-ordinated a joint community submission supporting the inclusion of economic, social and cultural rights in the ACT Human Rights Act.
This report captures key findings and issues arising from the two 2011 surveys ACTCOSS ran for the ACT community sector and the public service on awareness and use of the ACT Social Compact.
This joins submission by ACTCOSS and the Youth Coalition of the ACT reiterates important components for consideration to ensure the enhanced working of the WWVPCS.
ACTCOSS has long advocated for the introduction of minimum housing standards for rental properties in the ACT. In this comment ACTCOSS addresses the Green's proposed legislation as discussed in Fair Go Rentals: The Residential Tenancies (Minimum Housing Standards) Amendment Bill 2011.
At the National Home and Community Care Conference 2011, ACTCOSS Director Roslyn Dundas presented on theme of 'workforce challenges and success'.
ACTCOSS has provided a submission on the Discussion Paper Towards a Diversionary Framework for the ACT, which is a proposed framework to prevent young people from entering into the criminal justice system.
In this submission, ACTCOSS states there is scope to broaden the ACT Languages Policy to work and consult with community partners, and notes the need for more interpreter services and English language support.
ACTCOSS' comment to the ACT Sustainable Waste Strategy calls for inclusive waste reduction strategies which consider the needs of people experiencing disadvantage.
In this submission, ACTCOSS advocates for a mix and choice of accommodation and support options for young people experiencing homelessness.
ACTCOSS has provided a comment on the inquiry into youth justice system, examining issues within Bimberi Youth Detention Centre and making links to similar issues within the Alexander Maconochie Centre.
Letters regarding the Working With Vulnerable People Checking System (WWVPCS) to MLAs and any responses received are listed here.
This ACTCOSS annual report is a record of our achievements for 2009-10, including major policy advocacy, sector development and organisation development activities.
This is ACTCOSS' first Reconciliation Action Plan and sets out specific actions ACTCOSS is committed to achieving during 2010-13 to contribute to this vision of a reconciled Australia.
This ACTCOSS annual report is a record of our achievements for 2008-09, including major policy advocacy, sector development and organisation development activities.
ACTCOSS states its commitment to its first Reconciliation Action Plan.
Prior to developing a Reconiliation Action Plan, ACTCOSS made a Pledge for Reconciliation and Justice. Our Pledge sets out our commitments to achieving reconciliation between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and non-Indigenous Australians.
This ACTCOSS annual report is a record of our achievements for 2007-08, including major policy advocacy, sector development and organisation development activities.