Everyone in Queensland deserves to live in a place where they can create a home – whether they rent or own their home. There are 1.5 million people who rent in Queensland and they all [...]
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QCOSS is committed to staying engaged with people in the Hinkler community (Bundaberg and Hervey) as the federal government’s Cashless Debit Card Trial (CDCT) commences from 29 January 2019. While we remain steadfastly opposed to [...]
QCOSS has made a submission to the 'Open Doors to Renting Reform' public consultation. In this submission, QCOSS advocates for legislative changes that include provisions for: no evictions without reasonable grounds, minimum property standards (including [...]
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.
Treasury Laws Amendment: Submission to Senate Standing Committee on improving the energy efficiency of rental properties
QCOSS made a submission the Treasury Laws Amendment (Improving the energy efficiency of rental properties) Bill 2018. We had the following key messages in our submission: QCOSS supports the intent of the Bill to address [...]
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 [...]
The QCOSS Housing Policy Review explores the background context to housing policy, comparing and integrating policy frameworks of government, peak bodies and expert researchers into a QCOSS housing policy framework.