ACT Council of Social Service (ACTCOSS) CEO, Dr Emma Campbell, is stepping down after greater than two years within the function.

Dr Campbell, who will depart the place early subsequent 12 months, stated she’s happy with the achievements of ACTCOSS however there’s nonetheless extra to do.

“The ACT nonetheless has over 38,000 individuals residing in poverty, together with 9000 youngsters,” she stated

“Many different Canberrans face drawback, discrimination and vulnerability not least Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples.

“Our governments want to lift the speed of revenue help and repair our housing disaster and we have to problem the techniques that perpetuate inequality and unfairness.”

ACTCOSS Chair Jeremy Halcrow stated the organisation had been strengthened beneath Dr Campbell’ management.

“Beneath her management ACTCOSS has strengthened the organisation’s function as the height physique representing the ACT’s group sector and as an advocate for social justice,” he stated.

“I wish to thank Emma for her management of the sector via the uncertainties of COVID and for serving to to maintain the ACT authorities accountable, engaged and targeted on the challenges dealing with our fellow residents who expertise hardship, are susceptible, marginalised, or in any other case unvoiced.”

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Ian Meikle, editor