News

QCOSS stand firm in our opposition to the Cashless Debit Card trial in Bundaberg and Hervey Bay and we are asking our members to stand with us.
The Palaszczuk Government has delivered another budget that is in their words unashamedly all about jobs and infrastructure. With the State’s unemployment projected to remain above six per cent, this focus is not surprising. We know that having a job is crucial for social and economic inclusion and individual wellbeing. It is also encouraging to see that 65 per cent of this infrastructure spending will be in the regions where people are doing it tougher.
QCOSS Member Profile - Alicia Weiderman
Strengthening our Place...an update

Events

Join our Place-based mailing list | 22 Mar
Place-based work is a developing area of practice and QCOSS is committed to supporting this development through the provision of resources and learning from our own practice and those of others.
Skilling Queenslanders for Work... | Queensland wide | 26 Aug
Interested in learning more about the Skilling Queenslanders for Work initiative? Looking for some tips and tricks to help with your funding applications? We will be holding workshops throughout Queensland in late August through to mid September.
Masterclass: Communities leading... | Capricornia | 7 Sep
Community engagement is about ensuring that those most impacted by social challenges have a say in designing and implementing solutions. Evidence and practice shows that the participation of intended beneficiaries and their families, neighbours, and trusted leaders can be critical to collaborations achieving impact. And a shift in power where community members own and help produce the result will lead to greater impact. Yet we don’t so this well. This workshop will address this head on. You will leave inspired and informed about the benefit of community mobilisation and leadership and with the confidence and tools to improve your practice and the work of your collaboration. The workshop will be highly interactive and laden with tools and case studies. The format will be a mix of content presentations, unpacking case studies, applying tools, small group work, individual reflection and planning, and peer support.
QCOSS Annual General Meeting | West End | 6 Nov
The QCOSS AGM will be held from 7:30 to 9:30am on Tuesday 6 November 2018

Latest from the CEO

This week in review - 14 June 2018
State Budget, Homelessness compact
This week in review - 31 May 2018
National Reconciliation Week, State budget breakfast, Review of family law system, Call to action
This week in review - 19 April 2018
Budget priority statement, Meeting with Ministers, Four weeks and counting, Housing
Community Door Australian Council of Social Service