News

Promotion is mostly known as a for-profit tool, but ‘New Beginnings’ President Ben Brauer believes it is the only way to pave the future success of his charitable organisation.
The Energy Savvy Families program is a new initiative designed to help families across regional Queensland learn more about their energy use and manage their energy bills. Program participants will have the convenience of monthly billing and access to helpful tools and information to assist them in managing electricity costs.
If you have received a letter from Centrelink and require assistance you can contact the following organisations.
As you are preparing to vote on the Social Services Legislation Amendment (Omnibus Savings and Child Care Reform) Bill 2017, please take time to consider the many thousands of families who will be negatively impacted by these cuts. Together, the proposed cuts would increase poverty and inequality across the country as they target individuals and families on the lowest incomes.

Events

QCOSS event: Cost-of-living... | BRISBANE | 29 Mar
The corporate, government and community service sector all have a role to play in working together to build financial resilience, inclusion and address the compounding disadvantage from cost of living pressures. The QCOSS Cost-of-Living Showcase is an opportunity to share ideas and showcase a number of innovative and important partnership initiatives helping communities throughout Queensland manage cost-of-living issues.
Skilling Queenslanders for Work... | 31 Mar
Discover how to develop a proposal that gives you the best chance of success in a competitive funding environment. QCOSS is partnering with the Department of Education and Training to deliver a webinar to help community based organisations respond effectively to funding applications for the Skilling Queenslanders for Work (SQW) initiative.
Second session: Skilling... | 31 Mar
Second session by popular demand: Discover how to develop a proposal that gives you the best chance of success in a competitive funding environment. QCOSS is partnering with the Department of Education and Training to deliver a webinar to help community based organisations respond effectively to funding applications for the Skilling Queenslanders for Work (SQW) initiative.
Cost-of-living webinar - Energy... | 5 Apr
Over the next few months QCOSS will be holding a series of webinars on Cost of Living issues. In the first webinar of the series we will cover energy concessions. There have been some recent changes announced to the Queensland Government’s Electricity Rebate and Home Energy Emergency Assistance Scheme (HEEAS) which will make these concessions more accessible to Queenslanders in need.

Latest from the CEO

This week in review - 9 March 2017
Budget Priority Statement ... Call for an independent Housing Supply Council ... Strong steps towards addressing financial hardship ... Cost-of-living showcase ... Vale Jeff Cheverton
This week in review - 23 February 2017
Housing affordability ... Congratulations 'Our story, our future' ... Meeting of the Peaks ... Improvements made to the Home Energy Emergency Assistance Scheme (HEEAS)
This week in review - 9 February 2017
QCOSS Budget Priority Statement ... Domestic and Family Violence Project ... Events ...
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