Latest ACT Council of Social Service News

ACT Government must maintain adequate utilities assistance for low-income households as costs rise
Community welcomes Committee support for enabling accessible human rights complaints
Listening to those with least: ACTCOSS calls for new Social Planning Unit in ACT Planning System Review
ACTCOSS welcomes increase to minimum wage recognising vital efforts of frontline workers
Public housing tenants given 48 hour deadline
Community sector welcomes government commitment to drug law reform
ACTCOSS and CMCF welcome draft Multicultural Recognition Bill 2022
Energy crisis: Support vulnerable, boost energy efficiency and speed transition to clean energy
Small but welcome price relief for ACT electricity consumers as gas price rise looms
ACTCOSS Welcomes Next Steps For Our Kids
Urgent reform needed to tackle social harm from pokies
ACTCOSS welcomes ACT Discrimination Law Reform
ACT voters call for equality, climate action and increased support for vulnerable community members
ACTCOSS 2022 Federal Election Forum
Canberrans on low incomes hit hardest by cost of living rises as income supports removed
ACTCOSS calls for political leaders to commit to raising rate of income support
Federal Budget should not miss opportunity to create fairer future
ACTCOSS condemns heartless public housing moves
Recommendations for improved oversight of public health measures welcomed
ACTCOSS welcome NDIS workforce inquiry recommendations
Release of report on sustainable funding of ACT’s community services sector
Motion highlights serious shortage of ACT community facilities
Housing motion echoes calls from community sector to fix ACT’s housing crisis
Urgent need to improve access to health services for ACT’s most disadvantaged
Over-incarceration of Indigenous people in ACT continues
Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander children continue to be overrepresented
ACTCOSS welcomes more discussion on fairer way forward for fines
Implementing OPCAT: Protecting human rights of detainees in ACT
Report highlights need for more community sector funding
ACT Needs Fairer Federal Grant Share
International Human Rights Day 2021 – let’s commit to action and delivery
Positive results on prisoner numbers but more to do
IDPWD 2021 – we must ensure no one is left behind
ACTCOSS welcomes key recommendations in Covid report
Report recommends harm reduction and investment in alcohol and other drug sector
Proposed Religious Discrimination Bill to impact marginalised communities
Employment, housing key to reducing ACT’s recidivism rate
New rent relief fund welcomed
Battling renters smashed again in Canberra – Report
ACT Government leading way in efforts to keep children out of prison
Rental affordability is Canberra’s real housing crisis
Covid disaster payments to end tomorrow
ACTCOSS congratulates ACT Senior Australian of Year 2022 nominee Julie Tongs OAM
Gambling Harm Awareness Week 2021
Closure of Braddon Centrelink Service Centre will hurt vulnerable Canberrans
ACT Community Sector CEOs come together to launch 2021 Anti-Poverty Week
ACTCOSS receives grant to establish ACT Health and Community Sector Careers Hub
ACTCOSS welcomes support for vulnerable Canberrans