News

As you are aware in 2017 QCOSS Queensland Council of Social Service (QCOSS) collaborated with the Queensland Families and Communities Association (QFCA) to consult with neighbourhood and community centres across Queensland. This work, commissioned by the then Department of Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services (DCCSDS), was designed as an input to the Investment Management Standard (IMS), which is the Department’s preferred process for directing resources and achieving best outcomes for investment in program areas.
The Family Matters campaign thanks you for your continued support to address the over-representation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children in out-of-home care. Right now, in 2018, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children are 10.1 times to be taken from their families, community and culture.
Gabrielle Borggaard is CEO of the Domestic Violence Action Centre (DVAC) in Ipswich with a mission to be a passionate leader creating freedom from gender violence.
The Sunny Savers trial QCOSS has been working on in Cairns and Rockhampton has wrapped up for the year as an unqualified success.

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.
QCOSS State Budget Breakfast 2018 | South Brisbane | 15 Jun
The QCOSS State Budget Breakfast will be held on Friday 15 June at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre. Hon Jackie Trad MP, Deputy Premier, Treasurer and Minister for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Partnerships has been invited to address attendees on the effects that the State Budget will have on Queenslanders experiencing poverty and disadvantage.
Skilling Queenslands 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.

Latest from the CEO

This week in review - 19 April 2018
Budget priority statement, Meeting with Ministers, Four weeks and counting, Housing
This week in review - 5 April 2018
Ministerial Housing Council, Sunny Savers, State Budget Submission and changes to the department
This week in review - 22 March 2018
Place-based Approaches, Human Rights Act for Queensland, Media and political comment, Human Services Quality Framework, Close the Gap, Queensland Government partners for impact with Queensland’s homelessness sector
Community Door Australian Council of Social Service