Karen Denham is the Queensland Manager for Good Shepherd for the delivery of Microfinance, including their flagship program No Interest Loan Scheme (NILS). Karen has been working in this role for over 11 years and [...]
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No-one should be forced to choose between putting food on the table or paying off their loans, yet that is the reality for thousands of Australians caught in the debt trap due to high-cost fast [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]