Campaigns & Action

Media Release Concessions available for more people!
Published: Apr 2017
Transport and energy concessions are now available to more Queenslanders helping to help ease cost-of-living pressures for these essentials. Health Care Card holders and Asylum Seekers will be able to apply for the electricity rebate (as of 1 April) and job seekers and Asylum Seekers are eligible for transport concessions from today!
Media Release Strong steps towards addressing financial hardship
Published: Mar 2017
Queensland Council of Social Service (QCOSS) welcomes the State Government’s moves this week to empower Queenslanders experiencing financial hardship. Following ongoing advocacy from QCOSS and the community service sector, laws introduced today will offer debtors experiencing financial hardship alternative ways to reduce or pay off the amount they owe to the State Penalties Enforcement Registry (SPER).
Submission Social Impact Investment and the role of the Australian Government
Published: Feb 2017
NCOSS and QCOSS make a submission to the Australian Government about social investment and the role the government can play.
Take Action Help stop the Centrelink automated debt collection
Published: Feb 2017
QCOSS urges you to take action to stop the Centrelink automated debt collection process.
Policy Paper QCOSS Policy Statement - Centrelink debt issues (February 2017)
Published: Feb 2017
This policy statement has been developed in response to the issues below, with information provided by QCOSS Members, community legal centres, the welfare rights network and the network of national, state and territory Councils of Social Service. Minimal public statements or information has been released by the Australian Government.
Policy Paper Centrelink Debt Issues - January 2017
Published: Jan 2017
This draft policy paper has been developed based on stories and experiences from QCOSS members as well as work done with the state, territory and national Councils of Social Service.
Take Action Social and community statistics
Published: Dec 2015
QCOSS has put together some localised social and community data with key statistics such as resident population, the number of homeless people, proportion of jobless families, median rent and median income for each Queensland State Electoral District.
Take Action Linking social-outcomes to infrastructure investment - a discussion paper
Published: Sep 2015
QCOSS has developed an infrastructure discussion paper as the basis for engagement with the community on how to better link infrastructure investment with social outcomes and we want to hear your ideas.
Take Action Social and community statistics for each Queensland electoral district
Published: Jan 2015
The QCOSS 2015 Queensland Election Platform document outlines the key actions an elected government will need to take now to achieve long-term wellbeing for all Queenslanders. To help in talking to candidates and raising awareness of local issues we have put together some localised data with key statistics such as the number of homeless people, jobless families and median income for each State Electoral District. Select the State Electoral District from the drop down box in the model to view the data for each area and compare it to the Queensland average.
Media Release Queensland election called - An opportunity to achieve social and economic wellbeing for all
Published: Jan 2015
With nearly 15 per cent of Queenslanders living below the poverty line, Queensland Council of Social Service (QCOSS) today calls on all candidates in the Queensland state election to be held on 31 January to commit to actions which will ensure the social and economic wellbeing for all. The QCOSS 2015 Queensland Election Platform outlines the key actions an elected government will need to take to achieve the vision of thousands of Queenslanders captured in the Queensland Plan.

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