Papers & Submissions

Feb 2019
Need help writing successful grant or funding applications? Want to know more about Skilling Queenslanders for Work and how to apply for funding?
Jan 2019
People in the Bundaberg and Hervey Bay have expressed strong opposition and concerns for the Cashless Debit Card Trial, a QCOSS survey has found.
Jan 2019
Join your local champion and QCOSS to find out how to reduce your electricity bills through the Energy Savvy Families program.
Dec 2018
One of the amendments of the Housing Legislation (Building Better Futures) Amendment Act 2017 was to introduce a new clause 17A into the Residential Tenancy and Rooming Accommodation Act 2008 (RTRAA) to allow minimum standards for rental properties to be specified by regulation. QCOSS' Energy efiicient minimum standards report presents the results of QCOSS' targeted research and consultation project to identify, assess and prioritise several recommended measures that could be specified as a minimum standard to improve energy efficiency.
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 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.

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