Health - ACTCOSS
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ACTCOSS advocates for legislation and policy that addresses the social determinants of health and mental health, including access to housing, income support, food security and social inclusion. Health equity, and the affordability and availability of high-quality healthcare, are key to ensuring community wellbeing and connection.

ACTCOSS works with Winnunga Nimmityjah Aboriginal Health and Community Services, Women’s Health Matters, the Health Care Consumers’ Association, the Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drug Association ACT, the ACT Mental Health Consumer Network, the Mental Health Community Coalition ACT among others on advocacy relating to health, mental health and wellbeing.

ACTCOSS Position Statement on Health

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9 January 2024 Learn more

How long can the climate safety net hold?

The golden period between Christmas and New Year’s Day has traditionally been a time when Australians relaxed and recharged for the year ahead.  As climate change worsens, this period of respite will be viewed differently by today’s children, who will come to associate it with predictably unpredictable extreme weather events.  This year, many in Queensland were […]

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29 November 2022 Learn more
Media release

Full range of human rights need to be enacted by ACT Government

The ACT Council of Social Service (ACTCOSS) has welcomed the ACT Government’s commitment to introduce a right to a healthy environment in the Human Rights Act 2004 but has called on the ACT Government to enact all Economic, Social and Cultural Rights including a right to housing.   Minister for Human Rights, Tara Cheyne MLA […]

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