In her latest video update, QCOSS CEO Aimee McVeigh talks about the need for smart stimulus in social housing - including our energy efficiency proposal, and our partnership with the Property Council pushing for 53,000 [...]
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Queensland Council of Social Service (QCOSS) has launched a campaign calling on the state government to fund community organisations that offer no interest loans to their clients. “When people are having a hard time, community [...]
QCOSS presented a series of six free webinars to help you manage your financial wellbeing, spanning topics such as energy hardship, managing household energy and water bills, managing debt and much more. You can watch [...]
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 [...]
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.