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.
David Locke was recently appointed the new chief ombudsman and CEO of the Australian Financial Complains Authority (AFCA). QCOSS was delighted to host David and representatives from government, legal services, banking, and community organisations for a meet and greet, and to start a dialog on improving circumstances for people impacted by financial hardship. The issues are very evident given that living affordability has risen significantly and the incomes levels, particularly for those on low to medium incomes, have not risen at appropriate rates.
At the 2018 AGM QCOSS welcomed two new Honorary Life Members - Mark Tucker-Evans and Peter Emery
Congratulations to Kit Ison, who was recently appointed on the Skilling Queenslanders for Work (SQW) Regional Priority Jobs Committee.

Events

Launch of the Queensland Place-... | Logan | 22 Nov
The first face-to-face opportunity for the Queensland Place-based Community of Practice will take place as part of ChangeFest 2018. It is a FREE event, with breakfast.
QCOSS Event: A Human Rights Act... | WEST END | 22 Nov
QCOSS is teaming up with the campaign for A Human Rights Act for Queensland to offer an event discussing where our Human Rights Act is, what it might contain, how it will be of benefit and how the push for this important reform can be sustained.
QCOSS Event: What will a Human... | WEST END | 28 Nov
What will a Human Rights Act for Queensland mean for the community sector?

Latest from the CEO

This week in review - 1 November 2018
Human Rights Act for Queensland, SEGRA in Mackay, AGM and Peter FitzSimons, Changing Lives, Changing Communities Cairns, and Portable Long Service Leave.
This week in review - 18 October 2018
Peter FitzSimons and the QCOSS AGM, Portable Long-Service Leave (PLSL), Anti-poverty week, Thriving Communities Partnership, and Human Rights Act for Queensland.
This week in review - 4 October 2018
Changing Lives, Changing Communities, QCOSS represented on the ACOSS board, Open doors to renting reform, and Human Rights Act for Queensland.
Community Door Australian Council of Social Service