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This info graphic highlights QCOSS' actions and impacts in the first quarter of 2017.
Events being held by QCOSS in April and beyond!
The Commonwealth Ombudsman has released a damning report into the Federal Government’s automated Centrelink debt recovery program, known as the ‘robodebt’ program, calling for its evaluation before it is expanded.
Health Care Card holders and Asylum Seekers are now able to apply for the Electricity Rebate. For those who apply before 30 June 2017, payments will be backdated to 1 January 2017. This backdate is only available until 30 June 2017.
Anyone who wishes to make a short, three minute statement to the committee at one of its hearings please email the committee secretariat to register their interest: community.affairs.sen@aph.gov.au.
Financial assistance is now available for south-east Queensland’s not-for-profit organisations that have been affected by flooding following ex-TC Debbie.
If you are suffering hardship as a result of Cyclone Debbie, help is available. You may be eligible for financial or other assistance to help you get back on your feet.
Treasurer Curtis Pitt has reassured Queenslanders affected by cyclone and flood damage that they are able to clean up their properties without needing insurance assessors to first inspect the extent of damage. “I asked the Under Treasurer and my office to follow-up on community concerns that insurance policy holders weren’t able to clean up prior to an inspection by insurance assessors and can confirm the rumours are untrue,” Mr Pitt said.
The Queensland Disaster Management Committee at 7:30am this morning (Wednesday 5 April) was updated on the status of major flood warning for the Fitzroy River at Rockhampton, the response and recovery efforts in communities across the State.
MultiLink Community Services has strengthened its reputation as a creative provider through the innovative use of its Switched On Communities grant.

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