‘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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QCOSS welcomes the Queensland Productivity Commission’s release of its draft report into Imprisonment and Recidivism. Several of our suggestions from the QCOSS submission are specifically referenced by the report, including changing the counter-productive ‘tough on [...]
This is is just one story that demonstrates the powerful outcomes evidenced by individuals using PCOMS. All names in the story have been changed for privacy reasons. Caboolture Neighbourhood Centre counsellor Andy believes one of [...]
Using data from the linked child protection and youth justice supervision data collection, this report presents information on people aged 10–16 who were in the child protection system and under youth justice supervision from 1 [...]
This research provides an analysis of available data on the prevalence rates of Indigenous people with mental health disorders and cognitive disability in Australia and outlines the challenges in obtaining accurate data. The brief considers [...]
Queensland Council of Social Service (QCOSS) welcomes the government’s decision today to simplify the application process for emergency financial assistance for energy bills. The Home Energy Emergency Assistance Scheme (HEEAS) is designed to support low-income Queenslanders [...]
QCOSS crime prevention: Submission to the inquiry on strategies to prevent and reduce criminal activity in Queensland
QCOSS' states in this latest submission that criminal activity cannot be completely reduced or prevented if the underlying risk factors associatd with criminal behaviour such as disadvantage and poverty are invested in.