Yesterday the Australian Government quietly announced the reintroduction of mandatory drug testing for people accessing income support, despite the fact that there is no evidence of a causal link between people receiving this benefit and those with drug problems.
The Australian Institute for Disaster Resilience (AIDR) has recently published a revised Evacuation Planning Handbook.
Adam Klaproth is one of our QCOSS conference scholarship winners and is our latest member profile
The National COSS (Councils of Social Service) Network is working towards a just, inclusive and sustainable Australia where everyone can exercise their inalienable human rights, has equal access to resources and opportunity to participate in and benefit from social and economic life. With this in mind we are deeply disturbed that the Australian Government is abandoning investment to address the critical housing need for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in remote communities.
Applications are now open for rebates on washing machines, refrigerators or air-conditioners under the Energy Affordable Plan.
The following is a summary of the key themes of the Neighbourhood Centre (NHC) Consultation and Investment Management Standard (IMS) workshops of 2017. It provides useful points and information for stakeholders to use when discussing the future of Queensland NHCs with their local representatives.
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.