We are very excited to announce the next stage of the QCOSS Movement for change – a series of Changing Lives, Changing Communities events in 13 locations across Queensland. These events will build on the knowledge gained and actions developed on the second day of the QCOSS State Conference - Movement for change that was held in Brisbane in May.
Fiona Hawthorne is a Senior Policy Officer working in energy and water literacy. She believes everyone should have access to essential services, and has worked tirelessly advocating for change throughout her career. “QCOSS is uniquely positioned in Queensland to be that vital conduit between community, industry and government,” she says. “Connecting decision-makers with the people affected by those decisions can be very effective in changing minds and policies. At QCOSS there is always an important conversation underway.”
Women in Queensland who are affected by domestic and family violence have had their voices heard with the release of the Australian Law Reform Commission (ALRC)’s report into the Family Law System Review. The report, which had four references to QCOSS’ submission, includes a number of our recommendations, including simplifying processes used by the courts for determining the division of property, clearer consequences for individuals and advisors who seek to drag out disputes, and better promotion of the best interests of the child in disputes.
What could the Sunshine Coast community be like in 2041? What will help the community to thrive and stay connected? How will the community ensure that everyone is included? These are the questions the Sunshine Coast community are reflecting on as they develop their Sunshine Coast Community Strategy 2041!


QCOSS Event: Sorry I don't... | REDBANK PLAINS | 10 Jun
How, when and why should you engage an interpreter?
QCOSS State Budget Breakfast 2019 | South Brisbane | 18 Jun
Join us to hear about the impact the State Budget will have on Queenslanders experiencing poverty and disadvantage.
QCOSS State Conference 2019 -... | Caloundra | 12 Sep
'Leading change together' is the theme of this year's QCOSS State Conference. Details will be available soon.

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This week in review - 9 May 2019
Federal election - ACOSS tracking the issues, Gladstone Changing Lives, Changing Communities, Domestic and family violence month, QCOSS as a conduit for change.
This week in review - 24 April 2019
Queensland neighbourhood and community centres in crisis without funding being doubled, Power of peaks, Continuing advocacy with key Ministers, Gladstone Changing Lives, Changing Communities, and Raise the Rate.
This week in review - 10 April 2019
Priority Statement, Neighbourhood centres, Meeting with members, and Federal budget.
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