Aimee’s update – 17 April 2020

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In today’s video update, QCOSS Chief Executive Officer Aimee McVeigh talks about the monumental shifts required in the day-to-day operations of community organisations, as we all adjust to the realities of living with COVID-19.


JobKeeper legislation survey – do you qualify?

Thanks to those who have already completed ACOSS’ survey on the JobKeeper legislation. We are still advocating for the removal of “specific purpose funding” from the eligibility clauses. If you haven’t had the chance to reply there’s more time as ACOSS have extended the survey to close of business Monday 20 April. You can find the survey here.

Petition to put predatory lending on hold

With more and more people struggling to pay bills due to the impacts of COVID-19, we don’t want to see things made worse by predatory lending practices from high-cost credit providers. Please consider signing this petition calling on the Australian Government to put payday lending on hold to protect people who are struggling to make ends meet.

Preloaded student concession go cards

With some students returning to school next week and the temporary removal of cash onboard public transport services, TransLink are making preloaded $10 school student concession go cards available to community organisations to distribute to clients who may need them. Find out more about how to get some of these go cards here.

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