The five languages of love; existential irrelevance; and frank and honest conversations were all part of the budget discussion before 9:00am on Tuesday morning. Hon Coralee O’Rourke gave the keynote presentation outlining the key elements of the government’s [...]
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The Honourable Coralee O’Rourke MP Minister for Communities and Minister for Disability Services and Seniors Queensland Council of Social Service State Budget Breakfast 2019 7-9am, Tuesday, 18 June 2019 I would like to respectfully acknowledge [...]
‘Staying the course’ has been the Treasurer’s catch cry for the 2019-20 budget, and it’s true we see few new ideas in this spend. QCOSS has asked – what is that course and we think [...]
The Queensland Treasurer said that budget time was a time for choices, and this government has decided to stay the course. QCOSS (Queensland Council of Social Service) is asking for more. It is time to [...]
Engaging with Queensland communities and people has been a priority for QCOSS in 2018. We have hosted more than 120 events; travelled almost 390,000 km; and spoken with more than 6,600 people. Through QCOSS Pulse [...]
What is missing from this budget is communities. We have been excited to see the creation of a department with a clear focus, and a clear mandate to create thriving communities. This is an opportunity [...]
For the past few years, Queensland Council of Social Service has been laying the foundation for a new way of working in Queensland. We have been building our expertise, building our connections and building the [...]
Queensland Council of Social Service (QCOSS) believes the 2017-18 State Budget was, overall, a positive one.
Based on engagement with members and the work we have done throughout the year, the QCOSS Budget Priority Statement 2017-18 sets out what actions we asked the Queensland Government to fund in the 2017-18 State Budget.
QCOSS recognises that whilst this budget has committed to funding areas of great need, it also recognises the lack of an overarching strategy by the government to engage communities in the implementation of the work [...]