‘Staying the course’ has been the Treasurer’s catch cry for the 2019-20 budget, and it’s true we see few new ideas in this spend. QCOSS has asked – what is that course and we think [...]
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As Homelessness Week 2018 draws to a close, QCOSS (Queensland Council of Social Service) is determined to keep the spotlight on the importance of having a place to call home. Housing is foundational for getting [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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.
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 [...]
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.