This week the QCOSS team has been working hard to share the latest changes and developments on the COVID-19 situation as they happen. In this week's update Chief Executive Officer Aimee McVeigh discusses some of [...]
Below you will find a list of all posts that have been categorised as "Focus Area: Policy and advocacy"
QCOSS CEO Aimee McVeigh spoke with ABC Sunshine Coast Drive presenter, Sheridan Stewart about the impacts of COVID-19 on the social services sector, and the many volunteers working on the frontlines of support.
In today's update, QCOSS Chief Executive Officer Aimee McVeigh talks about the Australian Community Sector Survey results, released amidst the unfolding COVID-19 crisis. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2V0R-TnwLW8 Visit the ACOSS website to view the Australian Community Sector [...]
In many cases high-cost credit businesses are making people’s lives worse, creating debt they cannot repay and causing financial stress. Many of the businesses providing high-cost credit are preying on people, including through targeted marketing [...]
Our elected representatives need to act now and make decisions that prioritise equality, opportunity and wellbeing for every person in every community. QCOSS made three submissions to different energy inquiries during January and February 2020 [...]
In our Priority Action Plan 2020, we are calling on the Queensland Government to set a bold vision, improve transparency, measure what matters and be accountable for delivering on what Queenslanders value. A key part [...]
As the cost of essentials continue to increase, those on the lowest incomes are being further left behind. With financial pressures increasing, the cost of energy remains a key issue for the communities across regional [...]
Karen Denham is the Queensland Manager for Good Shepherd for the delivery of Microfinance, including their flagship program No Interest Loan Scheme (NILS). Karen has been working in this role for over 11 years and [...]
As part of the Make Renting Fair in Queensland Alliance, QCOSS is encouraging people to express their views on the Queensland Government's proposed tenancy reforms. The response to the reform consultation proves there is huge [...]
Every Queenslander deserves reliable and affordable energy to stay cool, and care for their families. The Queensland Government is currently reviewing energy legislation, and you can have your say. While energy is an essential service, [...]