QCOSS welcomes the Queensland Productivity Commission’s release of its draft report into Imprisonment and Recidivism. Several of our suggestions from the QCOSS submission are specifically referenced by the report, including changing the counter-productive ‘tough on [...]
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Changes takes a lot of determination, and QCOSS has worked tirelessly across 2018 to advocate across a range of areas crucial to the wellbeing of every Queenslander. Here is a comprehensive list of reports, submissions [...]
Are you prepared to support clients during the upcoming cyclone season? Below are some considerations for disaster planning for services providng accommodation to clients, eg. placement services and diversionary services. These are only suggested considerations [...]
Queensland Council of Social Service is calling on the incoming Queensland Government to govern differently, to work differently, to truly lead our state into the future. Outlined in the QCOSS Election Statement – a manifesto [...]
We are calling for… a government that leads with vision; a government that listens; a government that acts together with us all.
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 [...]
Queensland Council of Social Service (QCOSS) believes the 2017-18 State Budget was, overall, a positive one.
Based on engagement with members and the work we have done throughout the year, the QCOSS Budget Priority Statement 2017-18 sets out what actions we asked the Queensland Government to fund in the 2017-18 State Budget.
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.