Queensland’s housing system is under unprecedented pressure. In the face of renewed population growth, the chronic undersupply of housing, particularly social and affordable housing, is escalating the scale of housing stress. QCOSS supports the development and implementation of Our Place: A First Nations Housing and Homelessness Action Plan 2024–2027 (the Action Plan).
Below you will find a list of all posts that have been categorised as "Service Type: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander"
In a year that the tenacity and resilience of the sector was so evident, it’s been humbling to collaborate with and advocate for the organisations who are there for Queenslanders when things get tough. In that vein, 2022-23 was a year where QCOSS celebrated the work, and workers, of our sector.
Key political milestones saw 2021-22 finish strongly for QCOSS and our members, with the federal election in May 2022 and Queensland Budget in June 2022 driving extensive advocacy for more social housing investment, increases to income support payments and cost of living relief.
QCOSS supports the Working with Children (Indigenous Communities) Amendment Bill's objective to improve the Blue Card framework to better serve the interests of Indigenous communities in relation to employment and child protection.
The framework found in Queensland’s Human Rights Act should be applied to strategies to designed to improve the safety of women, including responding to coercive control.
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 [...]
The economic and health crisis caused by the pandemic has reinforced the importance and role of QCOSS – as a channel for information dissemination and exchange, to hear and respond to the needs of our essential community services sector, to facilitate collaboration, and as an advocate for the needs of our sector and service users.
QCOSS was invited to make a submission in relation to the Child Protection and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2020 ('the Bill'). In our submission [...]
In our Priority Action Plan 2020, we are calling on the Queensland Government to set a bold vision, improve transparency, measure what matters and [...]
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.