The ACT Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Elected Body (ATSIEB) and ACTCOSS today released a report outlining community concerns and solutions in relation to the over-representation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in the ACT justice system. The report is from a forum that was held commemorate the 25th Anniversary of the...
The ACT Council of Social Service has joined the Australian Council of Social Service and peak bodies in welcoming some broad directions in the Federal Government 2017-2018 Budget while expressing concern about punitive welfare measures as well as risks to social infrastructure in Canberra.
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The ACT Council of Social Service has supported calls for the Federal Government to address the housing affordability crisis affecting millions across the country and has joined calls for the government to deliver on early promising indications that it is prepared to invest in housing in next month’s Federal Budget.
Do you want to recognise and celebrate the work of an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander community sector worker in the ACT region? Nominate them for this NAIDOC award!
ACTCOSS has developed a Program Update on the ACT Education Directorate's Schools for All Program. This program aims to implement recommendations made in the 2015 report of the Expert Panel on Students with Complex Needs and Challenging Behaviour.
Figures obtained through a Senate Question on Notice by Senator Katy Gallagher and released today have confirmed concerns about the accuracy of the Federal Government’s Automated Debt Recovery Program which has targeted thousands of income support customers around Australian with automated Centrelink debt letters.
In our submission we point out the impacts on local people and services, call for the program to be abandoned and ask for an apology to Centrelink customers who have been impacted.
The ACT Energy Consumers Policy Consortium has made a submission to the Preliminary Report of the Independent Review into the Future Security of the National Electricity Market. The consortium welcomes the broad based direction of the review, and recommends any change to policy relating to the future security of the National Electricity Market...
ACTCOSS joined the Australian Council of Social Service in giving evidence into the Senate Inquiry into the Federal Government’s Centrelink Robo-Debt Recovery Program this morning. ACTCOSS Director, Susan Helyar, told the first day of hearings at the inquiry into the Better Management of the Social Welfare System initiative that the program...