News

This week QCOSS caught up with one of our members, Amanda Bradley from Children by Choice, based in Windsor, Brisbane. This is what she had to say about her organisation, its mission and her work there advocating for women’s rights.
Each quarter we publish our action and impact so you know what we have been doing and how it is impacting on people throughout Queensland.
The Queensland Government has approved providing vulnerable Medicare-ineligible asylum seekers with access to public health services at no charge. Minister for Health and Ambulance Services Cameron Dick said there was a small number of asylum seekers currently residing in Queensland who were not eligible for Medicare and didn’t have access to other repayment options.
After years working across the business and not-for-profit sectors, Carolyn Brown and Mariejan Bigby identified a startling trend: ever-changing legislation was becoming a major hurdle for community organisations.

Events

Workshops: Skilling Queenslanders... | 15 Aug
Discover how to develop a proposal that gives you the best chance of success in a competitive funding environment. QCOSS is partnering with the Department of Education and Training to deliver workshops across the state to help community based organisations respond effectively to funding applications for the Skilling Queenslanders for Work (SQW) initiative.
Switch On ... in your community | 31 Aug
In the dark about your electricity bills? Join us at one of these free public events to find out how you can save energy and money
QCOSS State Conference 2017 | Woolloongabba | 31 Oct
The QCOSS State Conference 2017 will be held on 31 October and 1 November at The Gabba in Brisbane. The theme of the conference is Dream it. Do it. We will be focusing on people who have approached their business differently - people who have seen a challenge and gone about solving it in an out of the box way or beyond the funding cycle.

Latest from the CEO

This week in review - 10 August 2017
QCOSS out and about in August, September and October
This week in review - 27 July 2017
Child and Family Policy and Advocacy Network kicks off, QCOSS State Conference 2017 - Dream it. Do it., National COSS network
This week in review - 13 July 2017
An update on the Centrelink debt collection process; Cashless Debit Card potential for Fraser Coast and Bundaberg; Human Rights Act for Queensland
Community Door Australian Council of Social Service