Latest social services News

2020 Supplementary volunteer Grant recipients announced
$2.7 million to help support and rebuild Australia’s volunteer workforce
ACTCOSS presents community sector investment priorities to ACT Chief Minister
A time for reflection on World AIDS Day
ACOSS delivers hundreds of Christmas messages from people on JobSeeker to Parliament
Strong protections for NDIS participants are now in place across Australia
NEW DATA: Study reveals valuable lessons for countries facing COVID winter lockdowns
Disability Royal Commission Public Hearing COVID-19 Report
Victoria Poised To Abolish Crime Of Public Drunkenness
New sanctions for failure to join National Redress Scheme
Council is getting behind Thrive by Five
International Day for Elimination of Violence against Women
We all have a responsibility to eliminate violence against women
$12 Million boost to domestic violence services
Delivering NDIS: Implementation of reforms for a simpler, faster, fairer and more flexible NDIS
Call for Academy to empower consumer voice
Retirement Incomes Review highlights growing divide
HILDA shows Australians are wealthier than ever but worrying signs for some
Council elects new Mayor
Thousands take action against Christmas-cut to income support as unemployment hits 7%
ACTCOSS submission to Senate inquiry into Coronavirus support: Raise Rate for Good
Saying no to violence against women
Free information sessions for volunteers
New Volunteer Information Session Video for Hubs and VRCs
ACTCOSS welcomes new Chair and Board
Supporting South Australians through Coronavirus pandemic
ACOSS response to Robodebt Settlement
Increased protections for NDIS participants
Community leaders call for Woolworths Directors to abandon plans for Dan Murphy’s superstore
Support for more than 5 million Australians on its way
Disruption at Alexander Maconochie Centre highlights need for urgent reform
ACTU calls for oversight to ensure tax payer funding delivers for women
Social impact investment and recidivism
Researchers secure $17.5m in Marsden funding
Morrison Government delivering on NDIS promise
Government decision to cut income support at Christmas is a cruel and damaging mistake
Jobseeker Supplement Extended to March
ACTCOSS condemns Federal Government’s cruel Christmas cut to income support
ACOSS warns Government against a Christmas cut to income support
Community sector urges Parliament to progress Climate Change Bill 2020
Changes to NDIS Independent Advisory Council 3 November
ACTCOSS welcomes Parliamentary Agreement
Blue Santa encourages helping hand for Gisborne families
ACOSS appearing at Senate Inquiry hearing today on JobMaker wage subsidy for people under 35
Interim Report released by Disability Royal Commission
Anne Hollonds to commence as National Children’s Commissioner
2020 Day for Daniel unites Australians on child safety
Minister confirms in Estimates that an extension to Jobseeker supplement will be in place by January