Latest social services News

NDIS hotspot coronavirus temporary measures
Administrative Appeals Tribunal Appointments
MYEFO fails to provide hope or confidence for 2021 to millions on low incomes
Calls for NSW child protection reforms to better target support for families impacted by domestic violence
Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples: Stories of good practice in community sector
Children central to technology-facilitated abuse in domestic violence cases
New report shows who is most impacted by inequality in Australia
A landmark year of giving from Apple
ACOSS welcomes new investment in home care packages
Bouncing back: Self-efficacy is key to overcoming adversity
COVID shines light on failure of energy system for people experiencing disadvantage
Work Starts On Ultra-Modern TAFE Gippsland Campus
Fundraising reform a welcome first step
National Redress Scheme increases access for survivors
Third annual progress report on implementation of Child Abuse Royal Commission’s recommendations
Positive outlook for Logan
Grants to strengthen youth advocacy across Australia
Federal Government’s cruel cuts mean an unhappy New Year for over 28,000 Canberrans
Further Government support for aviation and appointment of expert advisory panel
Temporary enhanced support extended for a further three months
Millions left to dread 2021 thanks to Government’s Christmas cut to income support
Cashless Debit Card – 4BC
Whānau-centred care for young parents’ pilot launches
This Human Rights Day ACTCOSS calls on ACT Government to legislate all economic, social and cultural rights
Cashless Debit Card extension provides certainty for participants
Australia’s First National Sexual, Domestic and Family Violence Digital Resource for LGBTQ+ Communities Goes Live
Community organisations slam decision to continue discriminatory and punitive Cashless Debit Card
Family violence research helps in closing gap
Salvos urge Australian Government to use final day of parliamentary year to give JobSeekers certainty
Cutting Coronavirus Supplement will hurt at-risk Canberrans
Preschool benefits Indigenous children more than other types of early care
Community leaders call for Woolworths Directors to abandon plans for Dan Murphy’s superstore 9 December
Court Transport Unit review highlights failings in staff training and care of children and young people
Getting On With Public Drunkenness Reforms
International Volunteer Day 2020
Pandemic Leave Disaster Payment available to Canberra workers
Community Services Ministers’ Meeting Communiqué 4 December
Catch up on our special event
Ministers Redress Scheme Governance Board Communique 3 December
ACTCOSS welcomes ACT Corrective Services Disability Action and Inclusion Plan
What people with disability told us about their experiences of disasters and emergencies
New disability strategy to increase Australian Public Service employment opportunities
Change needed now to achieve access and inclusion for people with disability
Perth chosen to pioneer new era for delivery of government services
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