Papers & Submissions

Nov 2018
The Queensland Attorney-General, the Hon. Yvette D'Ath, spoke at the QCOSS event - What does the Human Rights Act for Queensland mean for your organisation? For those who could not make it, please see what she said below:
Nov 2018
QCOSS has made a submission to the Senate Economics References Committee inquiry into credit and financial services targeted at Australians at risk of financial hardship.
Nov 2018
Changing Lives, Changing Communities are 13, two-day events across Queensland, creating new ways for people – citizens, community organisations, the private sector and government representatives – to come together, envision and ask “what will it take to create communities where everyone contributes, matters and belongs?” Changing Lives, Changing Communities is about bringing together all parts of the community to co-create solutions to ensure everyone is included in their community, and can access what they need; like a place to call home, good health, transport, education, and meaningful employment.
Oct 2018
QCOSS made the submission to the Inquiry because people who are experiencing disadvantage are often more vulnerable to legal problems and are disproportionately represented in the justice system, leading to a criminalisation of poverty and disadvantage.
Oct 2018
At QCOSS, we believe every person in Queensland has a right to live a good life, to be out of poverty and experience wellbeing. Acknowledging anti-poverty week, QCOSS is proud to have been part of various events throughout Queensland to reduce poverty and hardship, including events in Beenleigh, Upper Coomera and Southport and upcoming events in Elanora and Logan.
Oct 2018
I Speak Your Language is a volunteer based cultural support program delivering a free social support phone call to Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) participants throughout Queensland. Once you join the program, friendly volunteers will call you at an agreed time generally once a week for a social chat in your language.
Oct 2018
The Thriving Communities Partnership (TCP) is a cross-sector collaboration ensuring that everybody has fair access to the modern essential services they need to thrive in contemporary Australia: including utilities, financial services, telecommunications and transport.
Oct 2018
Message from the CEO While QCOSS' vision - for a Queensland free of poverty and disadvantage - remains steadfast, our approach to delivering this is sharply focussed on changing the narrative. During 2017-18, the word 'change' became part of our vernacular as we created new approaches to ensure every person in Queensland has a good life. QCOSS is proud to lead this movement for change.
Sep 2018
An opportunity has arisen for a community services leader in the North Coast region to nominate as the Community Services Representative on the Skilling Queenslanders for Work Regional Jobs Committee.
Sep 2018
QCOSS continues to advocate to ensure that all consumers, particularly those experiencing energy stress, should receive the supports they need to manage their bills and stay connected.
Sep 2018
As Queensland's peak body for the community sector, QCOSS is uniquely positioned to support and enable place-based approaches across the state. We recognise that we can’t do this alone – we are committed to partnering and our partners are many. Here is our Action Plan for 2018-2020.
Sep 2018
These are just some of the place-based activities and projects happening in Queensland and beyond.
Sep 2018
QCOSS Energy Savvy champions are on hand to answer questions about the Energy Savvy Families program.

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