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.
As the world moves increasingly online, digital inclusion is necessary for people to be fulsomely engaged in economic, social and civic life. Despite that […]
Understanding the characteristics, experience and perspectives of consumers is an important element of designing products and services that are fit for purpose.
Queensland’s community sector works to improve the quality of life of people accessing their services, as well as the wider community. As per the […]
Our submission responding to the Discussion Paper 2: Women and girls’ experience of the criminal justice system is limited to the following points: Queensland’s […]
The amendments to the Social Services Legislation Bill will increase waiting periods for new migrants accessing income support payments.
The Housing Legislation Amendment Bill 2021 makes detailed amendments to both the Residential Tenancies and Rooming Accommodation Act 2008 (RTRA Act) and the Retirement […]
In consultation with our members, QCOSS has made a submission to the Department of Children, Youth Justice and Multicultural Affairs on its ‘Growing Child […]
QCOSS does not support the Queensland Government’s proposed amendments to the Youth Justice Act. Our position is clearly articulated in a joint media release […]