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.
Paul Santiago is the Director of an organisation which is based in Riverview, Queensland.
Action and impact of QCOSS work from July to September 2017
The Rural and Remote Workforce Initiative held its second Residential in Cairns from 13 to 17 November. Sixteen students participated to receive study support to help progress their Certificate III and Diplomas in early childhood education.
QCOSS has contacted each of the major political parties that are contesting the state election in Queensland, and asked them for a response to the manifesto. Attached is a scorecard summary compiled from the two responses received to our election statement.
In the flood of interviews and information from political parties in the Queensland election campaign Queensland Council of Social Service (QCOSS) sees some notable omissions. There has been no discussion on affordable housing and very little on how an incoming government will support Queenslanders who are doing it tough.
Queensland Council of Social Service (QCOSS) is ecstatic that the vote on marriage equality has come back with a resounding YES from across Australia today.
QCOSS is calling on the incoming Queensland Government to govern differently, to work differently, to truly lead our state into the future.