News

Queensland Council of Social Service (QCOSS) believes the 2017-18 State Budget was, overall, a positive one. As set out in our full State Budget Commentary, highlights of the Budget were the 10 year Housing Strategy and the ongoing commitment to child and family services, domestic and family violence and affordable living measures. They are all areas of great importance to QCOSS and support our goal of eliminating poverty and disadvantage.
In eight short months the Switched On Communities program has become a vital service for Laidley and Districts Community Organisation (LADCO).
Michael Hogan, Director-General, Department of Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services, highlights the funding contained in the 2017-18 Budget for his department.
Queensland Council of Social Service (QCOSS) is pleased to see an ongoing commitment from the state government to support Queenslanders in crisis with increased funding for mental health, the ice epidemic, domestic and family violence and child safety.

Events

QCOSS State Conference 2017 | Woolloongabba | 31 Oct
The QCOSS State Conference 2017 will be held on 31 October and 1 November at The Gabba in Brisbane. The theme of the conference is Dream it. Do it. We will be focusing on people who have approached their business differently - people who have seen a challenge and gone about solving it in an out of the box way or beyond the funding cycle.

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