Latest social services News

We need to fix poverty and stop blaming stereotyped poor
Gambling Harm Awareness Week 2021
Legislation to better protect NDIS participants from risk of harm passes Parliament
National Centre To Provide Leadership In Supporting Victims And Survivors Of Child Sexual Abuse
Increased COVID support for NDIS workers in ACT and WA
Social housing funding welcomed by CWA but need remains high
Federal Government urged to tackle mental health and wellbeing crisis by investing in social prescribing
Closure of Braddon Centrelink Service Centre will hurt vulnerable Canberrans
New rules on drinking in public places apply from today
Responses to people with disability in justice system are often ‘inadequate’ and can significantly impact their rights to justice
Mental Health Support for NSW Child Protection Frontline
Increased COVID support for NDIS workers in NSW and NT
ACT Community Sector CEOs come together to launch 2021 Anti-Poverty Week
Regional communities impacted by climate change will benefit from strong emission reduction targets
New payment to help women escape violent relationships
Sole parents and unemployed face poverty as nation surges ahead
Covid vaccination rates among NDIS participants continues to increase nationally
Additional Funding for Foodbanks and Social Agencies
Transition to Covid National Plan approach to mutual obligation requirements
ACTCOSS receives grant to establish ACT Health and Community Sector Careers Hub
Construction Underway At New Port Of Sale TAFE Campus
Community sector unites to call for fair fast climate action this decade
ACTCOSS welcomes support for vulnerable Canberrans
Grant round now open to support Cashless Debit Card participants become job ready
Deloitte Report: strong economic benefits from energy efficiency retrofits for low-income homes
ACTCOSS calls for significant investment in community services, social housing
City welcomes $50,000 grant to improve Leighton Beach accessibility
Applications open for not-for-profit support
Vulnerable households must be top priority in ACT’s energy transition
Boosting care sector jobs for Indigenous Australians
NDIA and Pharmacy Guild work together to boost NDIS vaccination rates
New funding to tackle youth homelessness
1,000,000 older Australians can’t be wrong: busting myths by boosting online skills
ACTCOSS welcomes $100 million housing announcement
Ending Disaster Payments without increasing unemployment payments will drive up poverty and put communities at risk
Improving access to public buildings for Australians with disability
Lift-off for Adelaide space company
New Children’s Hub For One-Stop Support In Wimmera
Release of draft Disability Royal Commission Report on disability vaccine rollout
ACOSS backs call for vaccination gap for people with disability to be closed before easing COVID restrictions
ACTCOSS submission to Parliamentary inquiry into housing affordability & supply
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