Papers & Submissions

Nov 2017
This is a quick infographic guide to advocating for this election.
Nov 2017
Queensland Council of Social Service is calling on the incoming Queensland Government to govern differently, to work differently, to truly lead our state into the future. It is time to approach the many challenges and opportunities that we have with renewed vigour and an appetite for vision-led change. We are calling for… a government that leads with vision; a government that listens; a government that acts together with us all.
Oct 2017
'A Queensland free of poverty and disadvantage' is the mantra by which QCOSS undertakes all its operations. During the past 12 months, significant steps have been taken towards the end goal. It can be a challenging path, but QCOSS has not wavered in its resolve to ensure we are making a difference to people's lives, particularly those who experience vulnerability of any type.
Oct 2017
To help in talking to local MPs and raising awareness of local issues we have updated our social and community statistics tool. The tool contains localised data with key statistics such as the number of homeless people, jobless families and median income for each State Electoral District.
Oct 2017
Australia’s poverty rate remains above the OECD average. And approximately 430,000 people in Queensland live in poverty. This week, anti-poverty week, seeks to raise awareness of the issues and solutions associated with poverty.
Oct 2017
QCOSS does not support the expansion of mandatory income management through a Cashless Debit Card. We believes addressing complex health and social issues, such as alcohol, drug and gambling problems, through the welfare system is fundamentally flawed.
Oct 2017
This report reviews the Cashless Debit Card Trial and evaluation focussing primarily on the Final Evaluation Report released by the Australian Government in September 2017. The Evaluation by Orima Research, is intended to evaluate the Trial in the first two trial sites of Ceduna, South Australia and in East Kimberley, Western Australia. As well as analysing the Final Evaluation Report itself, this review also examines the extensive expert commentary on the trial and evaluation.
Sep 2017
Queensland couples who rely on the age pension and rent in the private market are at the greatest risk of living in poverty compared to other seniors, according to the Queensland Council of Social Service's (QCOSS) latest Cost of Living Report.
Sep 2017
This report demonstrates that rent, rates, utility costs and motor vehicle expenses continue to have a significant impact on the capacity of age pensioners to afford a basic standard of living.

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