Latest social services News

Shadow Assistant Minister for Communities and Prevention of family Violence
Homelessness forum sheds light on next steps
ACT Election 2020: supporting community services sector
Sydney’s multicultural leaders are taking steps to make sure their communities are COVID-19 safe
New Police facilities for Whanganui
ACTCOSS, ACT Shelter and CHIA Response to Public Housing Stimulus Package
ACTCOSS welcomes housing announcements
NSW Introduces Integrated Birth Certificates
Anne Hollonds appointed as new National Children’s Commissioner
Good disability policy benefits everyone
ACOSS plan for local action on job creation and skills to reduce unemployment
National Homelessness Week
New Yarrabilba community hub to connect more workers with jobs post COVID
ACT social housing shortfall of 3,000 dwellings
Second Interim Report – Focus Areas Determined
Community Services Ministers’ Meeting Communique 3 August
Hidden homeless ‘need safe housing’
Supporting Victorians through Coronavirus pandemic
Better integrating consumer-driven energy
Victoria and New South Wales NDIS participants now able to claim for personal protective equipment, including masks
Scholarship for regional Australians with disability 27 July
Local community needs must not be overlooked as we adapt to climate change
Much-needed investment for Far North communities and infrastructure
More funding on COVID-19 frontline
Fighting meth harm in regions
Good start for building quality but more to do
More bold policy action needed to recover jobs and incomes – ACOSS on Economic Statement
Extension of protections for renters welcomed, but more action is needed
Economic focus of Government COVID-19 responses revealed by Social Progress Index
125 Community Connectors across New Zealand to support recovery
Setting out blueprint to support future growth
Applications for 2021 ABC’s Trailblazers program now open
Flexibility of training and connection with jobs focus for latest skills roundtable
Gradual return of mutual obligation requirements 21 July
Thousands of Canberrans face hardships as JobSeeker supplement reduced
Trapped in ‘man box’ – belief in outdated gender stereotypes biggest predictor of men using violence
Vale: Sue Salthouse – a great Canberra leader
Millions face income losses as JobSeeker supplement reduced and anxiety about future remains
JobKeeper Payment and income support extended
Jobs Boost For Local Communities And Young People
China’s children left behind by climate change and urbanisation
Public transport must meet needs of all Canberrans
Two million more face masks for Victorian aged care and disability workers
New data reveals true extent of homelessness for Australian veterans
People need both decent income support and training whilst we create more jobs
ACTCOSS joins national call to Raise Rate of JobSeeker for Good
Thousands on JobSeeker contact their MPs in National Day of Action to Raise Rate for Good
States and territories sign onto social impact investing agreement