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8 October 2020 Learn more
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Media release: ACT Election 2020: Supporting Aboriginal and / or Torres Strait Islander Self-Determination

The ACT Council of Social Service (ACTCOSS) today released its final 2020 ACT Election issue brief, calling for a commitment from all parties to prioritise Aboriginal and / or Torres Strait Islander self-determination across all policy areas. In the issues brief, ACTCOSS calls on the next ACT Government to recognise Ngunnawal custodianship and ensure Aboriginal […]

2 October 2020 Learn more
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Joint media release: Canberrans have opportunity to fix housing crisis at ACT election

ACTCOSS,ACT Shelter and CHIA ACT joint media release. The ACT Council of Social Service (ACTCOSS), ACT Shelter and the Community Housing Industry Association ACT (CHIA ACT) have today responded to the housing announcements of the three major parties contesting the 2020 ACT election. Shelter is fundamental to public wellbeing and Canberrans understand that rental affordability, […]

29 September 2020 Learn more
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Media release: ACT Election 2020: Older Canberrans and Aged Care

The ACT Council of Social Service (ACTCOSS) today released the 11th of twelve 2020 ACT Election issue briefs, calling for parties and candidates to commit to actions to support older Canberrans and their carers, and to improve the quality of aged care in the ACT. ACTCOSS CEO Dr Emma Campbell said: “A just and fair […]

23 September 2020 Learn more
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Media release: ACT Election 2020: Targeted action on poverty, inequality and the cost of living

The ACT Council of Social Service (ACTCOSS) has today released its tenth of twelve 2020 ACT Election issue briefs calling for targeted action to address cost of living pressures for low-income households in the ACT. This coincides with the release of ACTCOSS’s annual ACT Cost of Living Report. ACTCOSS CEO, Dr Emma Campbell, said: “Amidst […]

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 […]

21 September 2020 Learn more
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Media release: ACT Election 2020: Supporting women, children and families

The ACT Council of Social Service (ACTCOSS) yesterday released its 2020 ACT Election issue brief: Supporting Canberra’s Women, Children and Families. In its issue brief, ACTCOSS called on a new ACT Government to commit to measures including reform of the child protection system, increased investment in specialist women’s services and additional support for children and […]

10 September 2020 Learn more
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Media release: ACT Election 2020: Delivering the promise of a Human Rights jurisdiction

The ACT Council of Social Service (ACTCOSS) today released its seventh of twelve 2020 ACT Election issue briefs calling for parties and candidates to work to fulfill the promise of the ACT as a human rights jurisdiction. ACTCOSS CEO Dr Emma Campbell said: “In 2004 the ACT was the first jurisdiction, and remains one of […]

7 September 2020 Learn more
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Joint media release: ACT Election 2020: Building an inclusive, accessible Canberra

ACTCOSS, Women With Disabilities ACT and People With Disabilities ACT joint media release. The ACT Council of Social Service (ACTCOSS) has joined with peak disability representative organisations in calling for the next ACT Government to take actions that will deliver a more inclusive and accessible Canberra for the nearly 20% of Canberrans who have a […]

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