A coalition of civil society and community service organisations have condemned Queensland Government’s proposed amendments to the Child Protection Act that would see the human rights of children suspended so that they can be locked away in adult prisons.
Half of Queensland’s households waiting for social housing have been flagged as either experiencing homelessness, or are at risk of it, new data shows.
Immediate action to limit rent increases and a ban on no-grounds evictions must be taken by National Cabinet this week to help distressed renters […]
Domestic violence victims are increasingly being forced to stay in dangerous situations because of the housing crisis, with some moving more than 1,000km away to find suitable housing and support.
Services supporting struggling Queenslanders have welcomed an estimated $50 million a year in extra funding for their sector, following an announcement from the Queensland Treasurer at the QCOSS Queensland Budget Breakfast.
Energy bill relief, free universal kindergarten, and other cost-of-living measures announced in today’s state budget will help Queenslanders who are really struggling.
Today’s funding announcement for 500 extra social homes is welcome, but it is inadequate given the state’s current housing crisis, QCOSS warns.
Eating just one meal every two days, not turning lights on at night, and taking on unsustainable credit are just some of the ways Queenslanders are surviving the cost-of-living crisis, which must be addressed in the upcoming state budget.
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.