As we pen this letter to you, our Queensland representative, our remote Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities are facing an uncertain future. The Turnbull Government is walking away from funding the National Partnership Agreement on Remote Housing, putting the state’s progress towards Closing the Gap at risk.
ore than 5,000 children were without a house on Census night in 2016 says ABS data released today. 2016 census figures released by the ABS today show that homelessness has risen nine per cent in Queensland between 2011 and 2016. “Any increase in homelessness is unacceptable,” said Mark Henley, Queensland Council of Social Service (QCOSS) CEO. “There are more than 21,500 people who are homeless every night in Queensland.
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Water literacy forum - Ipswich | Ipswich | 20 Mar
If you are a frontline worker for a community organisation that assists people with financial issues, including water bills, this forum is for you.
Webinar: Privacy Act changes -... | 27 Mar
On 22 February 2018 further obligations for organisations subject to the Privacy Act came into effect. To assist your organisation better understand the impact of these changes Paxton-Hall Lawyers and QCOSS will be presenting a webinar – What you need to know about Privacy Act changes.
Movement for change - play your... | Brisbane | 16 May
The stories we tell ourselves now will determine the future. How can we change these stories to create the future we want? How do we move our communities closer to creating greater wellbeing by challenging how we talk about the world?

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