We call on the government to raise the single rate of Newstart, Youth Allowance and related payments. Over 800,000 people, including parents, carers, people with disability, other people locked out of paid work and students [...]
Below you will find a list of all posts that have been categorised as "Service Type: Family Support"
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.
The Smith Family is a national independent children’s charity that has existed in Australia since the 1920’s. Queensland’s branch of The Smith Family is headed up by General Manager, Alan Le May who describes the [...]
A report by the Australian Institute of Family Studies outlines the latest changes and reforms within Australian child protection systems. The report Developments to Strengthen Systems for Child Protection Across Australia uses results from a survey [...]
The 2016 QCOSS State Conference - Everything is possible - has set off a chain reaction that is helping re-shape Gladstone-based Roseberry Community Services. General Manager Roseberry Community Services Colleen Tribe was one of the seven [...]
'A Queensland free of poverty and disadvantage' is the mantra by which QCOSS undertakes all its operations. During the past 12 months, significant steps have been taken towards the end goal. It can be a challenging path, but QCOSS has not wavered in its resolve to ensure we are making a difference to people's lives, particularly those who experience vulnerability of any type.
This week QCOSS caught up with one of our members, Amanda Bradley from Children by Choice, based in Windsor, Brisbane. This is what she had to say about her organisation, its mission and her work [...]
3.6 million Australians (15%) have experienced food insecurity at least once in the last twelve months, with three in five of these individuals experiencing food insecurity at least once a month. This report combines insights [...]
Research from the Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research suggests that parental disadvantage may be more harmful to children’s later life outcomes if it is more strongly driven by circumstances rather than personal [...]
The Department of Communities, Child Safety and Disability has released the Supporting Families Changing Futures report to provide an overview of progress of the child protection and family support reform program during 2016-17. The report [...]