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Social Compact

The Social Compact is a statement of understanding about the relationship between the ACT Government and the community sector. It provides a framework for relations between the community sector and the ACT Government by articulating the principles of good communication and partnership. It aims to continue to improve the working relationship for the benefit of people and communities in the ACT.

The Joint Community Government Reference Group promotes The Social Compact and reviews it periodically. The Social Compact does not stand alone and is informed by The Canberra Plan and The Canberra Social Plan.

The Social Compact can be found here:

Further Information

About the Social Compact

Social Compact News

Social Compact Resources

Contact Us

If you have any enquires about The Social Compact or the Joint Community Government Reference Group please direct them to:

The Secretariat, Joint Community Government Reference Group
Address:  GPO Box 158 Canberra City, ACT 2601
Phone:  (02) 6205 3614

Community Services Directorate

The ACT Community Services Directorate has responsibility for a wide range of human services functions in the ACT. Please visit their website for more information.