In August 2019 the National COSS Network wrote to the Australian Energy Market Commission (AEMC) about wholesale demand response mechanism draft determination. The network expressed support for the proposed change to the national electricity rules [...]
Below you will find a list of all posts that have been categorised as "Service Type: Financial Support"
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 [...]
QCOSS attended the Financial Counsellor’s Association of Queensland (FCAQ) 2019 conference in early March. At the conference QCOSS' Senior Manager for Policy, Advocacy and Capacity Laura Barnes spoke about QCOSS’ Living Affordability in Queensland report, [...]
People in the Bundaberg and Hervey Bay region have expressed strong opposition and concerns for the Cashless Debit Card Trial, a QCOSS survey has found. More than 100 people responded to the survey, with 75 [...]
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.
Queensland couples who rely on the age pension and rent in the private market are at the greatest risk of living in poverty compared to other seniors, according to the Queensland Council of Social Service's [...]
Queensland Council of Social Service (QCOSS) welcomes the State Government’s moves this week to empower Queenslanders experiencing financial hardship. Following ongoing advocacy from QCOSS and the community service sector, laws introduced today will offer debtors [...]
Queensland Council of Social Service (QCOSS) welcomes the government’s decision today to simplify the application process for emergency financial assistance for energy bills. The Home Energy Emergency Assistance Scheme (HEEAS) is designed to support low-income Queenslanders [...]