It was an emotional day for Leonie Stevens, the Director at the Kirdi Mayarr Child Care Centre, a service operated by Save the Children in Mornington Island. It was Leonie’s last day working at [...]
Below you will find a list of all posts that have been categorised as "Service Type: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander"
It has been five years since Commissioner Tim Carmody QC handed down his findings into the child protection system in Queensland and set out a 10 year reform agenda to protect some of those most [...]
‘Staying the course’ has been the Treasurer’s catch cry for the 2019-20 budget, and it’s true we see few new ideas in this spend. QCOSS has asked – what is that course and we think [...]
The Rural and Remote Workforce Initiative aims to provide additional study support to early childhood education and care educators in priority rural and remote areas of Queensland to gain approved early childhood qualifications. The Initiative has three separate but integrated elements, including the Rural and Remote Early Childhood Teacher [...]
Carol Major understands what community means better than most. She is a pillar of resilience and strength in the Woorabinda community. She has a deep understanding of the transgenerational traumas caused by the forced relocations [...]
QCOSS is excited to be working with local communities in the North West Minerals Province to help create sustainable solutions and build resilient, prosperous communities. Along with the Department of Communities, Disability Services and Seniors, [...]
While QCOSS' vision - for a Queensland free of poverty and disadvantage - remains steadfast, our approach to delivering this is sharply focussed on changing the narrative. During 2017-18, the word 'change' became part of our vernacular as we created new approaches to ensure every person in Queensland has a good life. QCOSS is proud to lead this movement for change.
This report aims to build the capacity of Queensland’s community organisations to provide energy assistance to low-income and vulnerable people, including working with relevant stakeholders to develop tailored resources for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. It also provides policy and program advice to government and industry stakeholders to represent the needs of the community sector and low-income and vulnerable energy consumers and investigate energy issues in on-grid Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities such as Yarrabah, Woorabinda and Cherbourg.
This case study showcases an important element of place-based work and how a project came to happen for the Butchulla community. it also demonstrates just what can be achieved when a government body, a peak body and community work together.
Place-based approaches requires the wisdom, expertise, resources and shared responsibility of many. This QCOSS case study provides an in-depth look at how place-based approaches have improved relationships betwen community leaders and traditional custodians in and around the Darumbal community.