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

Report: Living affordability in Queensland

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.

14 December 2022|Publication

State Budget 2022-2023: Our analysis

The 2022-23 Queensland Budget reflects investment that will improve the lives of Queenslanders. Find out which areas were prioritised in our full analysis.

21 June 2022|Publication

Report: Water hardship in regional Queensland

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.

9 March 2022|Publication

Urgent increase to disaster payments needed

QCOSS and ACOSS are calling for the Federal Government to immediately increase the Disaster Recovery Payment to help people survive the massive hardships caused [...]

28 February 2022|Post

QCOSS 2022-23 Budget Priorities

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.

18 February 2022|Publication

Report: Living Affordability in Queensland 2021

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.

13 December 2021|Publication

Report: Where are we now? Energy support and COVID-19 impacts on Queenslanders

This analysis examined the experience of Queensland households during COVID-19 and how energy supports are being utilised. This was determined by analysing results of the Queensland energy consumer and COVID-19 survey commissioned by a group of Energy Charter signatories as a #BetterTogether initiative on consumers and COVID-19.

6 September 2021|Publication
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