Tens of thousands of Queenslanders will continue to be able to access tenancy advice services because of the federal government’s announcement today to provide emergency funding for these services to 30 June next year.
The Queensland Council of Social Service today warned Queensland electricity consumers on market contracts to check whether their supplier will set prices for tariff 11 higher than the government regulated price from July 1.
The QCOSS Cost of Living report released today calls for targeted assistance for those needing it the most. It also reveals that many low income households still struggle to afford a basic standard of living. And the report calls for energy and transport concessions to be extended to all Health Care Card users.
The Property Council of Australia has joined the Queensland Council of Social Service’s (QCOSS) campaign to secure ‘A Fairer Queensland’
More than 32 Community service organisations, government agencies and community members have worked together to plan and start implementing a set of 24 concrete actions and targets that will reduce homelessness in the Mount Isa region.
A review of electricity concessions for disadvantaged Queenslanders is more important than ever following today’s announcement of new tariffs, says Queensland Council of Social Service CEO Mark Henley.
More than 46 Community service organisations, government agencies and community members have worked together to plan and start implementing a set of 18 concrete actions and targets that will reduce homelessness in the Caboolture, Morayfield and Deception Bay region
Moves towards a more “cost-reflective” energy tariff structure must be accompanied by a review of current Queensland Government programs to assist vulnerable and low-income customers, warns the Queensland Council of Social Service.
Local communities in seven Queensland homelessness “hot spots” have stepped up to join the government and community service organisations in developing comprehensive plans to end homelessness at a local level.
The Queensland Council of Social Service has welcomed today’s announcement by Fair Work Australia of a wage increase for community service workers.
The Queensland Competition Authority’s latest electricity disconnection figures for non-payment of accounts released this week show the extent to which disadvantaged Queenslanders are struggling with spiralling costs, says the Queensland Council of Social Service.
People on the Newstart unemployment benefit are among those most affected by cost of living pressures in the lead up to Christmas. The QCOSS Cost of Living Update released today also highlights industries where people are at greater risk of unemployment or underemployment and facing greater cost of living pressures.
The Queensland Council of Social Service considers the announcement of a ‘Queensland Education Trust’ is an important component of working towards a fair state.
Consumer representatives from across the nation demand fairness in energy prices as rule changes are proposed to prevent price gouging by energy network businesses.