Children, Young People and Families - ACTCOSS
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Children, Young People and Families

ACTCOSS supports the many community sector organisations working to care for and build the capacity of families in the ACT, and recognises the significant impact poverty and inequality have on children and young people. We advocate for human rights, evidence-based, and restorative approaches to Government policy relating to children, young people and families in the ACT.

ACTCOSS Position Statement on Children, Young People and Families

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9 January 2024 Learn more

If nothing is done, we’ll be waving goodbye to middle-class Australia

There is growing understanding about the depth and extent of the Australian cost-of-living crisis, which is driving thousands of working families into poverty. It is less well appreciated that the most dramatic effects of the crisis will be in permanently remaking economic and social relationships across communities, driving and solidifying inequality. Without decisive government intervention, […]

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31 October 2023 Learn more

Community Sector marks the end of Anti-Poverty Weeks 2023

This year, Anti-Poverty Week (APW) was held across Australia from 15 to 27 October 2022. APW was co-chaired in the ACT by the ACT Council of Social Service (ACTCOSS) and VolunteeringACT and was a time for the community to learn more about the causes and realities of poverty and take collective action against disadvantage. Several […]

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