News

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.
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!
People in Queensland who are having difficulty paying their energy bills may soon find it easier to get on retailer’s hardship programs. On 29 March, the Australian Energy Regulator (AER), the body responsible for ensuring retailers have fit-for-purpose hardship policies, published a new guideline and set of standardised statements which all retailers must include in their hardship policies. Retailers have until 2 October to comply with this new guideline.

Events

Changing Lives, Changing... | Gladstone | 2 May
What will it take to create communities where everyone contributes, matters and belongs?
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.

Latest from the CEO

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.
This week in review - 27 March 2019
People in Christchurch, Community Champions, Sign on to stop tax cuts!, A boost for Social Enterprise in Queensland, and World Social Work Day.
Community Door Australian Council of Social Service