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Cutting JobSeeker ‘cruel and damaging’: ACTCOSS

The St Vincent de Paul Society and the ACT Council of Social Services (ACTCOSS) have expressed disappointment in the Federal Government’s decision to make further cuts to the JobSeeker COVID-19 supplement.

Plea for new government to prioritise social justice

Despite the unknown final makeup of the tenth ACT Legislative Assembly, not for profit ACT Council of Social Service (ACTCOSS) has urged Labor and the Greens to prioritise social justice policies in...

Canberra women miss out in Federal Budget

The much anticipated 2020-21 Federal Budget was released last night, and while praised for its high spending, it has been criticised for its lack of focus on women.

ACT Policing face 38 recommendations from inquiry

ACT Policing have been handed 38 recommendations in a report issued by the Standing Committee on Justice and Community Safety yesterday.

Calls for disability support in ACT election

Two peak disability organisations and the ACT Council of Social Services (ACTCOSS) have banded together in an election call for increased disability services in the Territory.

ACTCOSS backs Liberals’ poverty commission plan

The ACT Council of Social Service has welcomed an election commitment from the Canberra Liberals to establish a commission examining poverty in the ACT.

ACTCOSS welcomes Adoption Amendment Act

The Adoption Amendment Act 2020, which comes into effect tomorrow, that clarifies ACT legislation on when a child can be adopted without the consent of their parent, has been welcomed by the...

JobSeeker cuts to affect 23,000 Canberrans

ACTCOSS is urging the Federal Government to reconsider its proposed changes to JobSeeker rates next month, which are set to affect 23,000 Canberrans.

ACT government pledges $9M for community service workers

The ACT Government has committed to funding jobs withing the community sector once Commonwealth Government funding ceases during 2021.

ACTCOSS ‘disappointed’ in public hearing into ACT Policing

ACTCOSS CEO Emma Campbell said she was disappointed in the Standing Committee on Justice and Community Safety, after expressing concerns in the Evaluation of Current ACT Policing Arrangements.

Homelessness Week highlights lack of suitable housing in ACT

This year, Homelessness Week, comes in the midst of a recession and pandemic that’s wreaked havoc on both the health and financial wellbeing of many.

700 new bus services hit Canberra roads tomorrow

Almost 700 new bus services will be introduced into Canberra’s public transport system from tomorrow, Saturday 18 July.