ACT Council of Social Service Inc.

Justice | Equity | Social Inclusion | Reconciliation


Here you'll find news about ACTCOSS activities and major community sector news.

For more news from the community sector, check out our Weekly Community Sector eNotices.


ACT homelessness data - A closer look

16 March 2018

In this article, ACTCOSS takes a closer look at homelessness data in the ACT, including homelessness rates over time and specialist homelessness services.

Media release: Homelessness - we need continued action

14 March 2018

Community services are pressing for continued action on homelessness in Canberra following the release of 2016 ABS Census figures today which point to a fall in the overall rate of homelessness but highlight the continued demand for support services as well as people continuing to sleeping rough in the ACT. 

Emerging ACTCOSS policy & advocacy themes

19 January 2018

As we move into 2018, ACTCOSS' policy work takes shape...

2017 Capability Year-in-Review

21 December 2017

In addition to our Building Better Boards series and Emerging Leaders Program - as we draw to the end of 2017, here are some highlights of the conversations you or your colleagues might have been a part of through our Capability Program here at ACTCOSS.

Media release: Solar rebates for low income homes welcomed

19 December 2017

A consortium of business, conservation and community groups has welcomed the launch of a new program to assist low income households install solar panels today by the ACT Government.

Strategic Plan Survey and Annual Stakeholder Survey

15 December 2017

Provide feedback on ACTCOSS with our Annual Stakeholder Survey 2017 and help shape our direction with our Strategic Plan 2019-23 Survey.

Media release: Telecommunications becoming more essential but less affordable for low income ACT households

15 December 2017

A report released today by ACTCOSS reveals a decline in the affordability of telecommunications for people on low incomes in the ACT. This is widening the digital divide as access to the internet and a mobile phone has become increasingly essential...

Dangerous Ideas: Meaningful Outcomes: Summary

7 December 2017

ACTCOSS and the Community Sector Leaders Forum held a joint event last month that provided an opportunity for leaders of community sector agencies in the ACT to critically reflect on 'whose outcomes' we are pursuing, who determines those outcomes, and how we know we are making a difference. 

Power of Choice: Energy reform Ministerial workshop presentation available

29 November 2017

Slides are now available for the 14 November 2017 ACT Government Ministerial workshop on energy market reforms.

Released: ACTCOSS Budget Priorities 2018-19

23 November 2017

We have released our submission to the 2018-19 ACT Budget.