The amendments to the Social Services Legislation Bill will increase waiting periods for new migrants accessing income support payments.
Below you will find a list of all posts that have been categorised as "Focus Area: Income support"
QCOSS was invited to provide a submission to the Committee reviewing the Social Services Legislation Amendment (Strengthening Income Support) Bill 2021 ('the Bill'). In [...]
Queensland Council of Social Service (QCOSS) says the Federal Government's heartless JobSeeker decision will trap hundreds of thousands of Queenslanders in poverty. QCOSS CEO Aimee McVeigh said: “1 [...]
QCOSS CEO Aimee McVeigh has called on the government to take advantage of the current economic climate to make the substantial investments in public [...]
Submission: Social Services and Other Legislation Amendment (Extension of Coronavirus Support) Bill 2020
QCOSS has made a submission to the Senate Standing Committee on Community Affairs on the Social Services and Other Legislation Amendment (Extension of Coronavirus [...]
QCOSS does not support the Cashless Debit Card (CDC) as an ongoing program. We believe complex health and social issues, such as alcohol, drug [...]
Community services in regional Queensland are working hard to meet the needs of their communities as unemployment rises and pressure on the social housing [...]
Queensland Council of Social Service (QCOSS) CEO Aimee McVeigh says the new rate of the COVID supplement for JobSeeker payment recipients will force people into impossible decisions and rip [...]
Queensland Council of Social Service (QCOSS) welcomes reports the JobKeeper payment will be extended beyond September and the JobSeeker payment is unlikely to be maintained at the pre-pandemic level of $40 per day. QCOSS [...]
Today it has been reported that the federal government is considering a permanent increase to the old Newstart rate ($40 a day) of around [...]