Aimee’s update – 30 October 2020

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In her latest video update, QCOSS CEO Aimee McVeigh talks about the Queensland State Election, supporting our Culturally and Linguistically Diverse communities, and our special NAIDOC Week event.

Have you faced issues with service delivery to Culturally and Linguistically Diverse community members? We would really appreciate your feedback in a short survey here.

NAIDOC Week begins on Monday 9 November, and to celebrate we’re hosting a special Community of Practice event to yarn about engaging with traditional custodians, elders, and First Nations people. Find out more about joining the Community of Practice – membership is free.

Already a part of the Community of Practice? Register for the event.



As the clock winds down on the Queensland election campaign this week, we’ve reiterated our calls for both major parties to commit to no funding cuts in the community services sector.

Our sector is helping Queenslanders in increasingly complex circumstances as the pandemic continues. Put simply, we need funding boosts to keep up with the increased demand for services.

The parties can and must do more to help the helpers, as we all work towards a recovery from COVID-19. QCOSS is looking forward to working with the incoming government and continuing to advocate for stronger communities on behalf of our members.

As our sector continues this work with our communities, we know that some areas have been affected more than others – such as our culturally and linguistically diverse community members.

We’re keen to hear from your experiences in delivering services to these communities so we can identify the gaps and prepare for future challenges. If you haven’t already, we’d really appreciate a few minutes of your time to complete a short survey at our website.

And of course, NAIDOC Week is just around the corner on Monday the 9th of November. This year’s theme is Always Was, Always Will Be – recognising First Nations people continued connection to land, sea and community.

At QCOSS we’re celebrating the history, culture and achievements of our First Nations people by hosting a special Community of Practice event.

We’ll be joined by Reconciliation Queensland’s Uncle Bill Buchanan, and Simone Jackson from the Department of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Partnerships, to yarn about engaging with traditional custodians, elders, and First Nations people.

Visit our website to find out more about the Community of Practice and register for our special event – we’d really love to see you there.

Until next time, take care.