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21 September 2020 Learn more
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Media release: ACT Election 2020: Climate and Energy – achieving a just transition to net zero emissions in the ACT

The ACT Council of Social Service (ACTCOSS) yesterday released the eighth of twelve 2020 ACT Election issue briefs calling for parties and candidates to work to fulfill the promise of a just transition to net zero emissions in the ACT by 2045 or sooner. ACTCOSS CEO Dr Emma Campbell said: “Action on climate change is […]

31 January 2020 Learn more
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Media release: We’ve waited too long – Newstart boost backed

ACTCOSS has backed calls by the Australian Council of Social Service (ACOSS) to raise the rate of Newstart and allowances as part of their Federal Budget Submission released today.  Together with business, regional, health and community groups, ACOSS have been calling for Newstart to be raised for over a decade and in that time the […]

20 December 2019 Learn more
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Media release: Record breaking weather hits poor hardest

Only a few weeks into summer and extreme weather conditions are reminding us all of the need for strong action on climate change and better planning to ensure our city works for those most at risk in extremes of heat and cold. According to Craig Wallace, ACT Council of Social Service (ACTCOSS) Policy Manager, “After […]

12 December 2019 Learn more
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COSS media release: Political inaction on climate change is hurting our most vulnerable, worsening poverty and inequality

Joint Councils of Social Service media release. Original post on ACOSS website. In the midst of unprecedented bushfires and international climate talks in Madrid, the Councils of Social Service are calling for urgent government action on climate change to support those hardest hit by its impacts – people on low incomes or experiencing disadvantage. In […]

17 July 2019 Learn more

Community Joint Statement for Healthy Affordable Homes

All Australians deserve a healthy, safe, affordable home. Community organisations call for a national strategy for low energy homes. Rapidly rising energy prices over the last decade have left many Australians struggling to afford the energy services they need to live a safe and healthy life. But price is only part of the energy hardship […]

28 February 2019 Learn more
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Media release: ACT Budget needs to invest in improved energy efficiency to protect low and middle income households

This is the last day of a record breaking hot summer. Extremely cold weather is only a few months away. Now is the time for the ACT Government to take further action to reduce human induced climate change, mitigate the impacts of a more unstable and changing climate, and set up a just transition to […]

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