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.
Below you will find a list of all posts that have been categorised as "Focus Area: Cost of living"
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.
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.
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.
The 2022-23 Queensland Budget reflects investment that will improve the lives of Queenslanders. Find out which areas were prioritised in our full analysis.
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.
Strategic, long-term investments in Queensland’s social infrastructure can end the housing crisis, expand low-income households’ access to the renewable energy revolution, and create good local jobs. These investments will strengthen Queensland communities, and those who support them, as we look to 2032.
In 2020, temporary COVID-19 income support supplements lifted many low-income households out of poverty, however after income supports were removed, these gains were immediately lost.