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 [...]
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Every child and young person deserves a healthy, safe upbringing with the opportunity to be well educated, and to feel pride in their culture and identity. QCOSS is proud to one of 20+ organisations and individuals [...]
Everyone in Queensland deserves to live a good life, but many people on low incomes don’t have enough money to afford the basics. QCOSS believes accessing an adequate social safety net is a critical part [...]
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 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.
QCOSS’ Emerging Voices project is designed to engage passionate individuals and facilitate opportunities for them to influence and change Queensland’s social and economic policy agenda. Established in 2015, the project continues to provide a targeted [...]
Despite early childhood being the most formative years of a person's life, inequity in terms of structural barriers, a lack of consideration for diverse family structures and cultures as well as underfunding is affecting the ability for some children in Australia to participate in this crucial time of learning.
The 2015-16 State Budget revealed positive signs the Queensland Government is listening to the community services sector, however it is essential the sector and the community is engaged and consulted to ensure the needs of [...]