Below you will find a list of all posts that have been categorised as "Focus Area: Cost-of-living advocacy"

Aimee’s update – 13 November 2020

In her latest video update, QCOSS CEO Aimee McVeigh reflects on NAIDOC Week, shares the findings of our new energy report on how COVID-19 has affected consumers and explains why cuts to income support will [...]

13 November 2020|Post

COVID-19 and consumer energy vulnerability in Queensland

This research report explores how COVID-19 is impacting electricity energy consumers in Queensland. This includes an assessment of changing energy usage and consumer behaviours and the current response by government, regulatory bodies and industry. The [...]

9 November 2020|Publication

Feeling the heat: QCOSS research finds energy bills hit hard

A new report from Queensland Council of Social Service (QCOSS) has found that Queensland households are bracing for bill stress, with one survey cited finding one in four concerned about paying their energy bills during the COVID-19 crisis.  QCOSS CEO Aimee McVeigh has warned [...]

9 November 2020|Post

Annual Report 2019-2020

Message from QCOSS CEO Aimee McVeigh In February this year I was absolutely delighted to take on the role of CEO of QCOSS. Mark Henley provided QCOSS and the community sector with strong leadership for [...]

28 October 2020|Publication

The QCOSS 2020 State Election Scorecard

While all politicians may speak of benefitting all Queenslanders, people experiencing vulnerability in our state need sustained commitment.  QCOSS’ election priorities statement, drafted in consultation with our member organisations, lays out seven tangible policies that would support the wellbeing [...]

21 October 2020|Post

Aimee’s update – 16 October 2020

In her latest video update, QCOSS CEO Aimee McVeigh talks about Queensland Labor’s election commitment to fund No Interest Loans Scheme providers, and our State Election Leaders Debate event coming up on Monday from 7:00pm. [...]

16 October 2020|Post

Labor party’s commitment to QCOSS call for support is welcomed

QCOSS welcomes today’s announcement of an additional $6.2 million to extend emergency support services to vulnerable Queenslanders from the Labor party.  The announcement includes $4 million for 20 community sector workers to provide financial resilience counselling to vulnerable Queenslanders, including helping them apply for no interest loans.  Funding support for [...]

12 October 2020|Post