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.
Below you will find a list of all posts that have been categorised as "Focus Area: Policy and advocacy"
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.
The Queensland government must invest in strategic, long-term initiatives that reduces homelessness and inequality.
Women and children being physically assaulted, families sleeping in cars, and elderly people couch surfing because they have nowhere to go must remain the focus of this week’s Housing Summit.
QCOSS supports the decriminalisation of public intoxication, begging in a public place, and urinating in a public place.
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.
Following targeted consultation with our members, QCOSS has made a submission to the Women’s Safety and Justice Taskforce on women and girls’ experiences across [...]
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 [...]