This report demonstrates that rent, rates, utility costs and motor vehicle expenses continue to have a significant impact on the capacity of age pensioners to afford a basic standard of living. This is the fifth [...]
Below you will find a list of all posts that have been categorised as "Cohort: Older People"
In recent years QCOSS has broadened its advocacy in the area of essential services to now include work with water utilities, government and the community sector, to ensure that the rights and concerns of low [...]
On 23 June QCOSS and Centacare hosted a half-day workshop on multicultural inclusion in the Cairns region. The workshop was well attended and focused on important discussions regarding ‘unconscious bias’, and the importance of increasing uptake and quality of engagement with interpreters.
QCOSS Cost of Living Report Issue 4 – Special Edition: the cost of living and age pensioner households
QCOSS’ fourth Cost of Living Report – Special Edition: The cost of living and age pensioner households was released today as part of the Queensland Government’s Seniors Week, and draws attention to one of the biggest issues facing aging Queenslanders today.
QCOSS recognises that whilst this budget has committed to funding areas of great need, it also recognises the lack of an overarching strategy by the government to engage communities in the implementation of the work [...]
The Queensland Council of Social Service (QCOSS) is pleased to release this report revealing the interrelated nature of poverty and disadvantage, highlighting key areas in Queensland which need to be addressed with better targeted programs, policies and investment.
QCOSS has made a submission to the Department of Energy and Water Supply in response to their Regulatory Impact Statement: On-supply customer access to energy rebates and EWOQ.
QCOSS cost of living report – special edition: The cost of living and age pensioner households, issue 3 2015
The rising cost of living has become a common topic of conversation as it undoubtedly impacts many Australians. However much of the debate fails to acknowledge that it is low-income households – those experiencing poverty and disadvantage – who are most affected by the rising costs of goods and services.
The 2015-16 State Budget revealed positive signs the Queensland Government is listening to the community services sector, however it is essential the sector and the community is engaged and consulted to ensure the needs of [...]
QCOSS Cost of living report: special edition – The cost of living and age pensioner households, issue 2, 2014
Single pensioners renting in the private market are likely to be paying nearly half their pension on rent, according to the latest QCOSS Cost of Living Report: Special Edition - The cost of living and pensioner households.