Our policy and advocacy is about rebooting systems that stop people in Queensland from having equality, opportunity and wellbeing.
We believe that everyone should have safe shelter and be able to put food on the table, pay their bills and send their children to school with lunch. Our policy development focusses on the causes of poverty and disadvantage starting with affordable living, provision of essential services like energy and water, and supporting a clean energy future where no one is left behind.
We use an evidence-based approach informed by the experiences of our members and the community, and make sure the voices of people who use the systems are heard by our politicians and policy makers.
QCOSS’ work on living affordability shows that cost-of-living pressures are increasing and for many Queensland households affordability is the leading issue of concern. We work with policy makers and industry to develop targeted responses to support households experiencing vulnerability to make sure everyone in Queensland can access a basic standard of living.
With a team of knowledgeable, experienced and passionate advisers in community change and social policy we advocate, collaborate and influence public policy to help us achieve our vision.