Systemic change through both legislative and service delivery reform is required to ensure people living in supported accommodation have access to safe, secure, and affordable housing that respects people’s rights and is appropriate for people’s needs.
The QCOSS annual Living Affordability in Queensland report aims to determine whether low-income households in Queensland can afford a basic standard of living. The 2023 Living Affordability in Queensland report identifies cost-of-living pressures associated with increasing accommodation prices and the cost of essential goods and services such as healthy food, energy, healthcare, transport, and digital communications.
QCOSS welcomes the establishment of the Not-For-Profit Sector Expert Reference Panel and the development of the Not-For-Profit Blueprint to ensure a strong future for Australian charities.
This report investigates gender-responsive procurement (GRP) principles and measures from other Australian and international jurisdictions and considers how Queensland Government procurement can be further used as an instrument to drive gender equality outcomes.
Queensland’s economy is the strongest in the nation – but while Queensland’s budget position is strong, the pressure on household budgets is crippling.
Immediate action, as well as a comprehensive long-term plan, are required to address the housing crisis in Queensland. QCOSS welcomes the federal government’s commitment to developing a Plan to address housing challenges, which must be a whole government plan and set an ambitious goal of ending housing need in Australia within a decade.
QCOSS welcomes the opportunity to provide feedback about the Bill and the Queensland Government’s commitment to making amendments to the Planning Act 2017 to include a state-facilitated application process to streamline the assessment of development applications to the extent that it will accelerate the delivery of social and affordable housing.
Submission: Criminal Law (Coercive Control and Affirmative Consent) and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2023
QCOSS welcomes the continued commitment from the Queensland Government to implement the recommendations of the Women’s Safety and Justice Taskforce.