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Cossette Thompson describes herself as a simple lady who would prefer the world to go back to being simple.
Australia’s poverty rate remains above the OECD average. Approximately 430,000 people in Queensland live in poverty. What it looks like, the causes and impacts are different for every person. But there are some measures that tell us as a community if we are doing well or not so well. To gain a snapshot of how Queensland is faring, QCOSS looks at various indicators under five domains: 1) health, 2) safety, 3) affordable living, 4) family and connectedness, and 5) lifelong learning.
It is with disappointment that we have made the decision to postpone the QCOSS State Conference which was due to be held on 31 October and 1 November.
Queensland Council of Social Service does not support the introduction of the mandatory Cashless Debit Card announced by the Australian Government today.
QCOSS and COTA are calling on all levels of government to address the dire situation of our age pensioners by addressing access to affordable housing and reforming concessions to make sure they are doing their job.
The QCOSS Annual General Meeting (AGM) will take place on Wednesday, 29 November 2017 at 7:30am to 9:30am over breakfast at Souths Leagues Club Head Office, Davies Park, Jane Street, West End. We welcome and encourage members to attend. We are delighted to be joined by guest speaker the Human Rights Commissioner, Edward Santow.
The Partnering for the future: advancing Queensland’s community services industry 2017–25 and Action plan 2017–18 have been released.
Garry King has extensive experience in working with young people encountering the issues of self-harm and suicidal behaviour.
We are pleased to announce the winners of our conference scholarship competition.
Up to 2,300 households in Cairns and Rockhampton will be given the opportunity to take part in a solar on public housing trial and save money on their electricity bill.

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