News

The Productivity Commission has released its preliminary findings report on Introducing Competition and Informed User Choice into Human Services: Identifying Sectors for Reform. The report sets out the Commission’s preliminary findings on the services within the human services sector that are best suited to the introduction of greater competition, contestability and informed user choice.
Some of the conference presentations are now available on the conference website.
QCOSS, in partnership with Tenants Queensland and QShelter, is undertaking research into the energy issues experienced by renters in Queensland. Complete our survey and go into the draw to win a $200 Coles Myer voucher.
Nominations for the QCOSS Board are now open

Events

QCOSS free event: Essential... | Brisbane | 5 Oct
A free forum/webinar for community workers to learn more about essential services, help available and how workers can connect their clients to the right services when things don’t go as expected.
Energy Issues for Tenants... | Pimpama | 6 Oct
We’d love to get your feedback on energy issues for tenants in Queensland. QCOSS, in partnership with Tenants Queensland and QShelter, has secured funding from Energy Consumers Australia to undertake research into the energy issues for tenants in Queensland. The research will consider energy consumer issues for households living in a variety of rental tenure arrangements across Queensland. The purpose is to gather evidence to enable tenants to be adequately represented in national and state energy policy processes.
Strengthening our place -... | Allenstown | 19 Oct
Come along to be part of a two-day event to find local solutions to strengthen child and family support services and workforce within the Rockhampton and Fraser Coast areas. Working alongside QCOSS and QFCC you will connect, learn and share information. You will then let your creative juices flow to come up with ideas to help children reach their full potential through the services they access.
Strengthening our place - Fraser... | Maryborough | 10 Nov
Come along to be part of a two-day event to find local solutions to strengthen child and family support services and workforce within the Rockhampton and Fraser Coast areas. Working alongside QCOSS and QFCC you will connect, learn and share information. You will then let your creative juices flow to come up with ideas to help children reach their full potential through the services they access.

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