Below you will find a list of all posts that have been categorised as "Service Type: Homelessness"

QCOSS Housing Position Statement

QCOSS (Queensland Council of Social Service) has developed this Position Statement in collaboration with key housing stakeholders following the publication of our QCOSS Housing Policy Review in March 2018 (QCOSS, 2018). QCOSS believes that everyone has a [...]

10 August 2018|Publication

QCOSS Housing Briefing

QCOSS has been reviewing and developing a broad housing policy framework, and has released a draft Housing Position Statement for consultation. As part of this consultation process we recently held a Housing Briefing for housing stakeholders, concurrently [...]

5 July 2018|Post

Draft Position Statement on Housing – have your say

The Queensland Council of Social Service (QCOSS) is seeking feedback on our Housing Policy Review and draft Position Statement on Housing. With a vision to eliminate poverty and disadvantage in Queensland, our interest in housing stems from our cost-of-living [...]

4 July 2018|Post

Emerging Voices

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 [...]

1 August 2017|Project

Choice and Control? The experiences of renters in the energy market

As the Council of Australian Governments (COAG) considers energy market reform and grapples with housing affordability, a new Queensland Council of Social Service (QCOSS) report seeks to highlight the considerable barriers for renters seeking to reduce energy costs and usage. The ‘Choice and Control?’ report finds the combination of climbing energy costs and rapidly changing technology is putting renters at an increasing disadvantage.

11 June 2017|Publication

QCOSS Commentary State Budget 2016-17

QCOSS recognises that whilst this budget has committed to funding areas of great need, it also recognises the lack of an overarching strategy by the government to engage communities in the implementation of the work [...]

1 June 2016|Publication

Queensland’s wellbeing 2016: A QCOSS report

The Queensland Council of Social Service (QCOSS) is pleased to release this report revealing the interrelated nature of poverty and disadvantage, highlighting key areas in Queensland which need to be addressed with better targeted programs, policies and investment.

1 April 2016|Publication