As Canberra moves towards the wider use of citizens’ juries, the Canberra Alliance for Participatory Democracy (CAPaD) and ACTCOSS have joined forces to expose a draft set of principles to ensure that deliberative mechanisms are trialled in a robust, respectful and informed way.
ACTCOSS is seeking co-contributions to fund expert analysis of 2016 Census data on disadvantage in the ACT. A report based on this analysis would be released during Anti-Poverty Week (15-21 October 2017). The total cost of this research would be $20,000.
ACTCOSS is an active member of the ACT Women's Services Network (WSN). WSN recently submitted feedback on draft legislation addressing privacy and technology-facilitated abuse.
ACTCOSS welcomes the release this past week by the ACT Government of an Affordable Housing Discussion Paper inviting people who experience housing stress, landlords, community advocates for affordable housing and the property industry to share their views on actions that can be taken to improve the supply of affordable housing in Canberra.
This submission provides a preliminary examination of the nature, extent and consequences of insecure work in the ACT, focusing on impacts on people experiencing disadvantage and the community sector.
We’re thrilled to have received a grant of $20,000 from Hands Across Canberra to fund development of an e-learning platform for community workers and organisations, and development of a resource for people who join community organisation governing bodies.
ACOSS has worked with other national peak bodies to develop a resource paper on the proposed changes to Deductible Gift Recipient status
The COSS network have come together to call for a renewed commitment to the role and continuity of the ACNC.
ACTCOSS has compiled a calendar of NAIDOC Week events being held in the ACT.