Life-saving services and inspirational frontline workers who help Queenslanders through domestic violence, fires and floods, homelessness, trauma and soaring costs of living are being honoured at state awards this week.
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Community services have expressed shock, concern and distress at the comments made by the Queensland Police Union President Ian Leavers.
A coalition of civil society and community service organisations have condemned Queensland Government’s proposed amendments to the Child Protection Act that would see the human rights of children suspended so that they can be locked away in adult prisons.
Half of Queensland’s households waiting for social housing have been flagged as either experiencing homelessness, or are at risk of it, new data shows.
Immediate action to limit rent increases and a ban on no-grounds evictions must be taken by National Cabinet this week to help distressed renters [...]
Domestic violence victims are increasingly being forced to stay in dangerous situations because of the housing crisis, with some moving more than 1,000km away to find suitable housing and support.
A rise in domestic violence victims staying in dangerous situations is being reported in the Darling Downs and South West Queensland region. Community services say [...]
Services supporting struggling Queenslanders have welcomed an estimated $50 million a year in extra funding for their sector, following an announcement from the Queensland Treasurer at the QCOSS Queensland Budget Breakfast.
Energy bill relief, free universal kindergarten, and other cost-of-living measures announced in today’s state budget will help Queenslanders who are really struggling.
Today’s funding announcement for 500 extra social homes is welcome, but it is inadequate given the state’s current housing crisis, QCOSS warns.