This week QCOSS caught up with one of our members, Amanda Bradley from Children by Choice, based in Windsor, Brisbane. This is what she had to say about her organisation, its mission and her work there advocating for women’s rights.
Each quarter we publish our action and impact so you know what we have been doing and how it is impacting on people throughout Queensland.
Queensland Government media release - Asylum seekers given access to public healthcare in Queensland
The Queensland Government has approved providing vulnerable Medicare-ineligible asylum seekers with access to public health services at no charge. Minister for Health and Ambulance Services Cameron Dick said there was a small number of asylum seekers currently residing in Queensland who were not eligible for Medicare and didn’t have access to other repayment options.
After years working across the business and not-for-profit sectors, Carolyn Brown and Mariejan Bigby identified a startling trend: ever-changing legislation was becoming a major hurdle for community organisations.
Australian Energy Regulator (AER) media release.
Organise an event for Anti-poverty week in October.
The Manager of Brisbane-based North West Youth Accommodation Service (NWYAS) says it is important people realise that addressing the issues faced by young Queenslanders experiencing homelessness requires more than the ongoing supply of housing options.
The Queensland Council of Social Service (QCOSS) has explored Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander languages as part of NAIDOC Week 2017's theme Our Languages Matter.
East Creek Community Centre (ECCC) believes the Energy Savvy Families program is changing the lives of some of Toowoomba’s most vulnerable families.
Queensland Council of Social Service (QCOSS) believes the 2017-18 State Budget was, overall, a positive one. As set out in our full State Budget Commentary, highlights of the Budget were the 10 year Housing Strategy and the ongoing commitment to child and family services, domestic and family violence and affordable living measures. They are all areas of great importance to QCOSS and support our goal of eliminating poverty and disadvantage.