QCOSS supports the decriminalisation of public intoxication, begging in a public place, and urinating in a public place.
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QCOSS welcomes important social reforms and investment announced in today’s state budget, but says it is extremely disappointed there was no additional funding for one of the state’s biggest issues.
The 2022-23 Queensland Budget reflects investment that will improve the lives of Queenslanders. Find out which areas were prioritised in our full analysis.
QCOSS is exploring the experiences and outcomes for regional Queensland households who cannot pay their water bills due to financial hardship. In this report, we identify the hardship provisions applicable to regional water providers in Queensland, as well as the hardship support being offered in practice.
QCOSS and ACOSS are calling for the Federal Government to immediately increase the Disaster Recovery Payment to help people survive the massive hardships caused [...]
Queensland’s current housing crisis is now affecting a population larger than 96% of the state’s towns. Today, tens of thousands of people don’t have a secure place to live but we can help the people of Nowhere get on the road to somewhere. Nowhere is too big to ignore.
The continuing COVID-19 health and economic crises have led to more people than ever before struggling to find paid work. We are calling for a permanent and adequate increase to JobSeeker, Youth Allowance and related payments to cover the basics, so everyone can put a roof over their head and food on the table.
As we look toward a decade of economic transformation for Queensland, we must ensure all Queenslanders have access to new opportunities. Strategic, long-term investments in Queensland’s social infrastructure can end the housing crisis, expand low-income households’ access to the renewable energy revolution, and create good local jobs.
Strategic, long-term investments in Queensland’s social infrastructure can end the housing crisis, expand low-income households’ access to the renewable energy revolution, and create good local jobs. These investments will strengthen Queensland communities, and those who support them, as we look to 2032.
QCOSS’ 2021 Living Affordability in Queensland report shows many Queensland households are struggling to afford the basics.