The community services sector is the beating heart of Queensland’s economy. We are part of the largest employer group in Queensland. On any given day almost 150,000 people go to work in our more than 10,000 charities. Our essential work is supported by more than 324,000 volunteers.
The 2022-23 Queensland Budget reflects investment that will improve the lives of Queenslanders. Find out which areas were prioritised in our full analysis.
Following targeted consultation with our members, QCOSS has made a submission to the Women’s Safety and Justice Taskforce on women and girls’ experiences across […]
Analysis of financial data from selected not-for-profit organisations for the financial years 2019, 2020 and 2021 show that Queensland’s not-for-profit sector is likely suffering from significant financial pressure.
QCOSS is exploring the experiences and outcomes for regional Queensland households who cannot pay their water bills due to financial hardship. In this report, we identify the hardship provisions applicable to regional water providers in Queensland, as well as the hardship support being offered in practice.
Strategic, long-term investments in Queensland’s social infrastructure can end the housing crisis, expand low-income households’ access to the renewable energy revolution, and create good local jobs. These investments will strengthen Queensland communities, and those who support them, as we look to 2032.
QCOSS endorses the Ten-Point Plan for a Fairer Queensland and those solutions presented by the Alliance of Queensland Lawyers and Advocates, noting that many of the organisations involved in developing this work are QCOSS members who work extensively with people most likely to experience discrimination.
QCOSS endorses CLCQ’s response to this consultation which identifies the needs and emerging issues of the community legal sector and makes practical recommendations aligned to the National Strategic Framework for Legal Assistance.
In 2020, temporary COVID-19 income support supplements lifted many low-income households out of poverty, however after income supports were removed, these gains were immediately lost.
Young children do not belong in the criminal justice system, including prison. In consideration of Queensland’s Human Rights Act 2019 and following evidence of how best to respond to young children who engage in criminal activities, the Queensland Parliament should raise the minimum age of criminal responsibility.