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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.
The federal House of Representatives select committee on so-called ‘intergenerational welfare dependence’ has released its final report. The committee did an excellent job reflecting evidence provided in submissions and public hearings, given the poor framing of inquiry’s terms of reference.
QCOSS attended the Financial Counsellor’s Association of Queensland (FCAQ) 2019 Conference in early March. At the conference, QCOSS' Senior Manager for Policy, Advocacy and Capacity Laura Barnes spoke about QCOSS’ Living Affordability in Queensland report, which shows the challenges people face in making ends meet, especially for those reliant on Newstart and Youth allowances and minimum wages. The session included a workshop in which participants told their stories of supporting financial inclusion.
QCOSS attended the Financial Counsellor’s Association of Queensland (FCAQ) 2019 Conference in early March. At the conference, QCOSS' Senior Manager for Policy, Advocacy and Capacity Laura Barnes spoke about QCOSS’ Living Affordability in Queensland report, which shows the challenges people face in making ends meet, especially for those reliant on Newstart and Youth allowances and minimum wages. The session included a workshop in which participants told their stories of supporting financial inclusion.

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 - 13 March 2019
QCOSS State Government Priority Statement 2019/20, Changing Lives, Changing Communities Gold Coast, Raise the rate, and Close the Gap.
This week in review - 28 February 2019
Human Rights Bill for Queensland, International Women's Day, National COSS Network asks Bill Shorten to stop the cashless debit card,
This week in review - 14 February 2019
North Queensland, Anniversary of the Apology and Family Matters, Living affordability in Queensland, and Queensland Productivity Commission's support into Imprisonment and Recidivism draft report.
Community Door Australian Council of Social Service