Queensland’s economy is the strongest in the nation - but while Queensland’s budget position is strong, the pressure on household budgets is crippling.
Below you will find a list of all posts that have been categorised as "Focus Area: Policy and advocacy"
In a year that the tenacity and resilience of the sector was so evident, it’s been humbling to collaborate with and advocate for the organisations who are there for Queenslanders when things get tough. In that vein, 2022-23 was a year where QCOSS celebrated the work, and workers, of our sector.
The Town of Nowhere campaign brings together a coalition of community organisations and everyday Queenslanders dedicated to ending our state’s housing crisis. We're calling on the government to take action by making a substantial investment in building social homes.
Over the past twelve months, the cost of living in Queensland has grown higher and higher, putting incredible pressure on Queenslanders, particularly those on low incomes.
Around 150,000 Queensland households are experiencing unmet housing need, and homelessness and rents escalating at rates higher than any other state or territory, a landmark report warns.
There are around 150,000 households across Queensland with unmet housing needs. These households are either experiencing homelessness, or are low-income households in private rentals, paying more than 30 per cent of household income in rent.
In 2022, Queensland communities moved through the ongoing impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, a series of devastating natural disasters throughout the state, and navigated the deepening housing and cost-of-living crises. Difficult times, however, also brought communities closer together.
Regulation of the private rental market is urgently needed to help Queenslanders struggling with rising costs of living and rental inflation, amidst the state’s continuing housing crisis.
Families are losing more than $10,000 a year trying to maintain a basic standard of living in Queensland. The shocking impact of the cost-of-living crisis on low-income earners is laid bare in a new report.
Each year, QCOSS produces a Living Affordability Report to determine whether low-income households can afford a basic standard of living. The 2022 Living Affordability in Queensland report documents the impacts of high inflation, rising energy costs and low housing affordability, which are key drivers of financial hardship for Queensland households.