ACT Council of Social Service Inc.

Justice | Equity | Social Inclusion | Reconciliation

Quarterly Journal - 'Update'

ACTCOSS produces a quarterly journal, Update. Each journal gives members the opportunity to discuss and promote a specific topic each season. We email the journal to ACTCOSS members, government stakeholders and ACT politicians.

Journals are available for download below. We can also print and post journals to members on request.

Advertising: ACTCOSS offers paid advertising space in the journal for community service related items. Find out more about our journal advertising rates and specifications.

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Next Edition

'Liveable Canberra' is the theme for Issue 82, the Summer 2017-18 edition of Update. Members are welcome to contribute articles on the theme.

We are keen to publish articles from diverse perspectives on how we can make Canberra a more liveable place for everyone. Community sector workers, managers, service users, and individual members of the community are all encouraged to share their views.

Some ideas for articles include:

  • Canberra was named the most liveable city in 2015. Is this true for everyone? Who fares well and who is missing out? 
  • What does 'liveable' mean? Who decides that and why?
  • What are the social, economic, cultural, digital and environmental considerations that contribute to our understandings about liveability or contribute to creating a liveable city? How many of them are shared? How might they change depending on who you are, where you live and how you get around? 
  • Who is left out of discussions about liveability? Can we create a common language and process for measuring liveability that works for everyone?
  • What role does social infrastructure (hospitals, schools, libraries, community centres, etc) play in making Canberra liveable? Is social infrastructure distributed fairly and equitably across the ACT?
  • How might our ideas about what constitutes liveability change in Canberra over the next decade as we look towards external factors like the nature of work, changing technology and population growth? 

Copy deadline: 14 November 2017

Word count: 200-1000 words

Images & logos welcome: They need to be high quality (>200dpi), JPEG, EPS, PDF or PSD format.

Space is limited! To guarantee your spot, let us know as soon as possible. Email [email protected] or phone 02 6202 7200 with an idea of your topic and estimated wordcount.

Issue 82 will be distributed in December 2017.

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