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13 November 2023 Learn more

ACTCOSS Annual report 2022-23

We are proud to present the ACTCOSS Annual report for the year ended 30 June 2023, highlighting the key achievements of our people and our organisation.

31 October 2023 Learn more

Community Sector marks the end of Anti-Poverty Weeks 2023

This year, Anti-Poverty Week (APW) was held across Australia from 15 to 27 October 2022. APW was co-chaired in the ACT by the ACT Council of Social Service (ACTCOSS) and VolunteeringACT and was a time for the community to learn more about the causes and realities of poverty and take collective action against disadvantage. Several […]

16 October 2023 Learn more
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Anti-Poverty Weeks 2023 are here!

This year, Anti-Poverty Weeks (APW) will be held across two weeks from the 15-27 October around Australia. For the first time in 21 years, APW will be held over a fortnight in recognition of the historic Voice to Parliament Referendum. APW is a time for us all to learn more about the causes and realities of poverty […]

11 September 2023 Learn more

ACTCOSS AGM 2023 – Call for Board nominations

The ACT Council of Social Service Inc. (ACTCOSS) is inviting delegates from Member Organisations and Associate Members to nominate for Board positions that will be open for election at our Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Tuesday 21 November. There are four (4) positions able to be elected for 3-year terms, including: Board Chair; and Three […]

15 August 2023 Learn more

Joint COSS letter to National Cabinet on Rental Crisis

Ahead of the National Cabinet meeting (16 August), ACTCOSS and the broader Councils of Social Service (COSS) Network* has called on state, territory and federal governments to step-up and take significant action to address the rental crisis. In a letter to the Prime Minister and Australia’s premiers and chief ministers, the COSS network – representing thousands of social […]

14 August 2023 Learn more
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ACTCOSS calls for urgent action to prevent trickle-down transition

The ACT Council of Social Service (ACTCOSS) has today released their report “Supporting a fair, fast and inclusive energy transition in the ACT”. The report details how the ACT Government can support low income and vulnerable households to make the switch off fossil fuel gas. ACTCOSS CEO, Dr Devin Bowles, said: “The ACT Government’s Integrated […]

27 June 2023 Learn more
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ACT Budget 2023 – Solid Investments, Time for Greater Collaboration

The ACT Council of Social Service (ACTCOSS) has welcomed funding in today’s ACT Budget for housing, homelessness, mental health, and expanded energy concessions. ACTCOSS invites the ACT Government to collaboratively explore where increasing service delivery by non-profit community organisations would enhance the Government’s return on investment. The Budget included previously announced measures of $345m for […]

22 June 2023 Learn more
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ACTCOSS releases 2023 ACT Cost of Living Report

Living costs in the ACT have reached their highest levels in twenty years, and women are disproportionately facing the effects of these increases – these are the latest findings in the 2023 ACT Cost of Living Report, released today by the ACT Council of Social Service (ACTCOSS). The report, which tracks the changes in the […]

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