Human Rights - ACTCOSS
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Human Rights

ACTCOSS advocates for the human rights of all peoples, and in particularly for action to redress historical deprivation of rights from people from marginalised backgrounds and communities. We call for legislation and policy that will realise and sustain the ACT’s vision of being a human rights jurisdiction.

ACTCOSS Position Statement on Human Rights

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22 June 2023 Learn more
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ACTCOSS releases 2023 ACT Cost of Living Report

Living costs in the ACT have reached their highest levels in twenty years, and women are disproportionately facing the effects of these increases – these are the latest findings in the 2023 ACT Cost of Living Report, released today by the ACT Council of Social Service (ACTCOSS). The report, which tracks the changes in the […]

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29 November 2022 Learn more
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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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