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2020 AGM

The Queensland Council of Social Service Ltd (QCOSS) Annual General Meeting (AGM) will take place on Tuesday, 10 November 2020 between 7:30am - 9:30am over breakfast at The Joinery, 244 Montague Road, West End. We welcome and encourage members to attend. 


Announcing Mick Gooda as our keynote speaker 

Mick Gooda is a descendant of the Gangulu people of Central Queensland. He served as  the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner of the Australian Human Rights Commission from 2009 to 2016 and co-Commissioner of the Royal Commission into the Protection and Detention of Children in the Northern Territory from 2016 to 2017.  

Mick was appointed as a member of the expert panel on Constitutional Recognition of Indigenous Australians by Prime Minister Julia Gillard in 2010 and appointed to the Referendum Council in 2015 by Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull.  In 2015 he was appointed the Chair of the Queensland Government Stolen Wages Reparations Taskforce. In 2018 he was appointed the inaugural First Nations Housing Advisor to the Queensland Government. In 2019 he was appointed to the Eminent Panel for the Queensland Government's Indigenous treaty-making process. 

In November 2019, it was announced that Mick Gooda would be one of twenty members of the Senior Advisory Group to help co-design the Indigenous voice to government set up by Ken Wyatt, the Minister for Indigenous Australians.  

Speaking in the context of significant economic and social upheaval and as Queensland’s Human Rights Act begins to have an impact, we look forward to hearing Mick’s perspectives on the ongoing importance of a strong social service sector. 

Join the QCOSS Board 
At this year’s AGM there is one (1) board director position available for election to the QCOSS Board.  All members are invited to consider nominating.  Board directors are not on the board to represent a specific organisation or an industry view. All board directors work under the shared vision, purpose and values of QCOSS. 
QCOSS is committed to having the right people on our Board to drive our strategic plan and vision for equality, opportunity and wellbeing for every person in every community across Queensland.  The Board is keen to see nominations from First Nations People and people who have previous board experience. 
The QCOSS Board meets up to eleven times a year in Brisbane.  Directors may also be required to participate on a board committee or working group.  QCOSS Board directors are expected to attend QCOSS events where possible. 
To be elected to the QCOSS Board you must:  

  • be nominated and seconded by a current member organisation or individual 
  • not be a government employee or a QCOSS employee 
  • be a person whose primary employment or activity is with a not-for-profit entity (as that term is used in the Australian Charities and Not-for-Profits Commission Act 2012) 
  • be an individual member of QCOSS 

To nominate for the QCOSS Board, please download the Nomination Form and Candidate Election Statement and outline how you would contribute to the board (no more than 500 words) along with a brief profile of your experience and interests. The Nomination Form and Candidate Election Statement need to reach the QCOSS office no later than 5.00pm Friday 2 October 2020.

10 November 2020 - 7:30 am   through   9:30 am
The Joinery, 244 Montague Road
West End, QLD 4101