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20 December 2023 Learn more

ACT government needs to step up its response to gambling harm

The non-profit community sector plays an essential role in helping people and families affected by gambling harms to rebuild their lives. Harms from gambling add to the workload of a wide range of services provided by the community sector. The community sector is stretched to the breaking point by these gambling harms.  To the ACT […]

20 December 2023 Learn more

Are we all guilty of keeping quiet about Canberra’s hidden poverty?

The ACT is home to the highest median income nationally at $1158 a week. Almost one in 10 Canberrans earns over $3000 a week.  This relatively high median income hides the fact that 9 per cent of Canberrans live in poverty, including more than one in 10 children.  It is easy to look away from […]

12 December 2023 Learn more
Media release

Joint Media Release: Disability Sector Welcomes Rachel Stephen-Smith As New Disability Minister

On 11/12/2023 it was announced Minister Rachel Stephen-Smith will become the Minister for Disability in the ACT, replacing Minister Emma Davidson. We welcome Minister Rachel Stephen-Smith as the new Minister for Disability and look forward to a vibrant and robust working relationship with her and her team. We are eager to assist Minister Stephen-Smith to […]

22 November 2023 Learn more

ACTCOSS welcomes new Board members

ACTCOSS held our 2023 Annual General meeting yesterday, Tuesday 21 November.  Thank you to all who attended or sent in their apologies. It was heartening to hear about ACTCOSS’s accomplishments over the previous financial year and an excellent opportunity for those who attended to network with colleagues from across the sector. The meeting included the […]

15 November 2023 Learn more
Media release

ACTCOSS welcomes decision to end mandatory relocations of public housing tenants

The ACT Council of Social Service (ACTCOSS) has welcomed the ACT Government’s decision to not proceed with mandatory relocations under the Growing and Renewing Public Housing Program. “We commend the ACT Government for responding to the recommendations made by the ACT Ombudsman, and for listening to the concerns raised by public housing tenants and the […]

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
Media release

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 […]

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