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3 September 2020 Learn more
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Watch the ACTCOSS 2020 ACT Election Leaders Forum

Did you miss the livestream of the ACTCOSS 2020 ACT Election Leaders Forum on 2 September? Watch the recording here

3 September 2020 Learn more
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Media release: ACT poverty takes centre stage in election debate

The ACTCOSS 2020 ACT Election Leaders Forum has now been watched by over 8,500 viewers. The CEO of the ACT Council of Social Service (ACTCOSS), Dr Emma Campbell, said that the forum had been streamed to the public via RiotACT and had given voters an opportunity to hear the party leaders’ views on a range […]

1 September 2020 Learn more
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Media release: ACT Election 2020: Planning and Infrastructure to Build Community

The ACT Council of Social Service (ACTCOSS) has today released its fourth 2020 ACT Election issue brief, Planning and Infrastructure to Build Community. The brief calls for a renewed focus on improved and inclusive social planning in transport, housing and community facilities as Canberra changes and its population heads toward half a million people. ACTCOSS […]

28 August 2020 Learn more
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Media release: ACTCOSS to host first live interactive public leaders forum with all three leaders for the 2020 ACT Election

The ACT Council of Social Service (ACTCOSS) will be hosting the first leaders forum of the 2020 ACT Election next Wednesday 2 September. The forum will be broadcast live online, enabling all Canberra’s voters to watch and participate – a first for the ACT. ACTCOSS CEO, Dr Emma Campbell, said: “We’re just a few weeks […]

27 August 2020 Learn more
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Media release: Community sector let down by ACT Jobs and Economic Recovery Plan

The ACT community sector today expressed disappointment in the ACT Government’s ACT Jobs and Economic Recovery Plan that has allocated a mere 0.47% of the Plan to essential community services. Dr Emma Campbell, ACT Council of Social Service (ACTCOSS) CEO said: “ACTCOSS is dismayed by the ACT Chief Minister’s announcement that has failed to recognise […]

26 August 2020 Learn more
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Media release: ACT Election 2020: A Just Canberra

The ACT Council of Social Service (ACTCOSS) today released its third 2020 ACT Election issue brief, A Just Canberra. The brief focuses on the justice system and calls for improved access to justice, diversion from prison and greater emphasis on rehabilitation and human rights in the ACT detention system. ACTCOSS CEO Dr Emma Campbell said: […]

18 August 2020 Learn more
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Media release: ACT Election 2020: fixing Canberra’s housing crisis

The ACT Council of Social Service (ACTCOSS) today released its second 2020 ACT Election issue brief, naming the lack of affordable housing as the biggest single challenge confronting people on low incomes. The issue brief Fixing Canberra’s housing crisis calls for an incoming ACT Government to address the chronic shortage of affordable housing in Canberra […]

12 August 2020 Learn more
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Media release: ACT Election 2020: supporting the community services sector

The ACT Council of Social Service (ACTCOSS) today released the first of its twelve issues briefs for the 2020 ACT Election to be rolled out over the next few weeks. The issues brief – Supporting the Community Services Sector – calls for the incoming ACT Government to conduct a full needs analysis to understand increasing […]

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