ACT Election Announcements

Increased support for Canberrans in need during COVID-19

September 02, 2020

A re-elected ACT Labor Government will continue to ensure our community sector partners are well resourced to support Canberrans during the COVID-19 pandemic.  

Like many sectors, the COVID-19 pandemic has shifted more services community services online.

The Labor Government has been working with our local community providers to ensure people don’t fall through the cracks during this time. 

To address an identified problem during the pandemic, we will increase our grants funding program by $350,000 to ensure organisations can purchase suitable IT equipment to help those in need. 

We know that people with low levels of income are the least digitally included and that the COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the importance of equitable access to IT equipment. 

ACT Labor will make sure that these groups continue to have adequate access to IT equipment and services and that providers and community groups are well resourced to support members of our community most in need. 
As an experienced Government that has been supporting the Canberra community throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, only Labor will ensure that important grant funding is delivered as soon as possible if re-elected. 

We will keep working every day to protect the health and livelihoods of our community.

In these uncertain times, ACT Labor has the right plan to support Canberra and protect local jobs.