Papers & Submissions

Jan 2011
Information on the federal Equal Remuneration Case, the Vital Services, Decent Pay campaign. This page also includes resources for organisations to lobby for pay equity and funding to match and to address the workforce and organisational implications of their industrial relations obligations.
Dec 2010
The Queensland Council of Social Service says it welcomes a smaller than expected draft electricity price hike for next year, but still hopes to see an improved concession framework in place before the increase come into effect.
Dec 2010
Local organisations and community members get together in Toowoomba today (Tuesday December 14) to work together on ending homelessness. "We want to end homelessness, not just manage it," says Queensland Council of Social Service Director Jill Lang.
Nov 2010
This submission responds to the Australian Government‟s paper Medicare Locals: Discussion Paper on Governance and Functions. It does not individually address the questions posed in the papers. Instead, it focuses on the implications of health reform for the non-government health and community services sector and the opportunities for government and the sector to work together to build a better primary health care system.
Oct 2010
The Fair Queensland - Everone Wins campaign was launched as part of Anti-Poverty Week 2010. The QCOSS Anti-Poverty Week statement 2010 talks about solutions, fairness and a decent standard of living for all Queenslanders.
Aug 2010
Outlines QCOSS policy position in relation to homelessness including the key issues and QCOSS recommendations for addressing them.
Jun 2010
in late 2009 throuh to mid 2010 the Queensland Government reviewed its multicultural policy and language services poilcy. QCOSS made a submission. QCOSS also led a submission on behalf of the Queensland Accessing Interpreters Working Group.
Apr 2010
This submission outlines the key issues raised by the community services sector and recommended responses to cannabis use in Queensland.
Dec 2009
The Councils of Social Service across Australia submission in relation to the Productivity Commission Draft Report on Gambling October 2009. The submission provides comment based on the effect the Commission‟s recommendations will have on our constituents and provides joint COSS recommendations that detail additional areas of need.
Dec 2009
This submission outlines our recommendations for the development of a state family and domestic violence strategy according to the five areas of action detailed in the consultation paper.
Dec 2009
A submission endorsed by organisations from the Queensland community sector in response to the 2009 Productivuty Commission's issues paper. The submission is solutions focused and offers practical, cost effective recommendations for mitigating the social costs of gambling.