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2 April 2019 Learn more
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Open letter from the Community Sector: Don’t rush to pass more tax cuts while three million live in poverty

Open letter from the Community Sector  Don’t rush to pass more tax cuts while three million live in poverty As community organisations providing essential services to people on low and modest incomes, we call on the Parliament not to rush to pass more income tax cuts before the elections, and to reverse those already legislated […]

18 March 2019 Learn more
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Media release: Fuel prices hit low-income households hardest

Canberra’s high fuel prices are hitting low-income households hardest. This is a key finding from the ACT Council of Social Service (ACTCOSS) analysis of cost of living data shared in a submission to the ACT Legislative Assembly Select Committee Inquiry into Fuel Pricing. Ahead of appearing as a witness to the inquiry, ACTCOSS Executive Director, […]

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 […]

15 February 2019 Learn more
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Media release: Justice reinvestment project welcome, but more work needed on diversion

The ACT Council of Social Service (ACTCOSS) welcomes Minister Shane Rattenbury’s announcements today on a major justice reinvestment project for the ACT, Building Communities Not Prisons. “We are pleased that Minister Rattenbury has confirmed the ACT will invest in initiatives to improve responses to offending in the ACT justice system, rather than expand the Alexander […]

24 January 2019 Learn more
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ACTCOSS Commentary on the 2019 Report on Government Services

This week ACTCOSS has been responding to the release of the 2019 Report on Government Services (ROGS) by the Productivity Commission. Chapters released so far have pointed to the ongoing need for investments and policy work in housing, homelessness and justice system responses. Housing and Homelessness The ROGS show services are doing well but also […]

17 January 2019 Learn more
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NFP legal health checks: Submit your EOI by 22 Feb

The Ashurst Not-for-Profit Health Check Consultations, which will be held on the afternoon of 1 April 2019, are a series of consultations with our lawyers to evaluate aspects of the legal ‘health’ of your organisation. The consultations aim to assist small not-for-profit community organisations and, as places are limited to 8 organisations, we ask that […]

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