Alan Le May is General Manager of The Smith Family's Queensland branch.
Earlier this week the Productivity Commission held a public hearing in Brisbane as part of its inquiry into Horizontal Fiscal Equalisation (HFE). QCOSS made a submission to the inquiry and was also represented at the hearing. Our interest in HFE is to ensure social investment and fairness. Adequate funding for essential services, (like health, education, transport and housing), is the foundation for social and economic wellbeing in strong, thriving communities.
As QCOSS embarks on a new series of tender writing workshops across Queensland, we feature a member who has won funding for Skilling Queenslanders for Work.
Join us at the 2018 QCOSS State Conference on 16 and 17 May to be part of a movement for change.
Cheryl Harris is CEO of Volunteering Sunshine Coast.
Queenslanders with Disability Network (QDN) and a group of organisations are working together on the Getting on the NDIS Grid project. The project is working with people with disability who may experience additional challenges engaging with the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), and the organisations who support/work with them, to learn about the NDIS, see if the NDIS is for them and know how to access the scheme.
An update on the Queensland Government's Energy Affordable Plan announced in October 2017.
QCOSS congratulates Annastacia Palaszczuk on the return of her government in Queensland. We look forward to a new approach of working with government and look forward to working together to lead our state to greater social and economic equity for all.
Nadia Currie is the Operations Manager at Queensland Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Child Protection Peak (QATSICPP) based in West End and the newest member of the QCOSS Board.
Health Care Card holders and asylum seekers have until 31 December 2017 to apply for the electricity rebate to have it backdated to January. Queensland Council of Social Service (QCOSS) reminds all eligible people to apply with their electricity retailers before 31 December.