Fleur Johnston is the Managing Director of J&G Consulting in West End, Brisbane.
QCOSS has been working with 12 other peaks to develop a series of high level asks of any incoming government in Queensland. It is based on the QCOSS election statement in that is implores any incoming government to be a government that leads with vision, listens and acts together with us all.
Peak bodies representing the state’s property and social service sectors have united to call on the state’s political leaders to commit to boosting the supply of social and affordability housing across Queensland.
A government that … leads with vision, listens and acts together
Paige Armstrong is the CEO of Queenslanders With Disability Network (QDN), an organisation of, for, and with people with disability.
It is important to remember that fighting cost-of-living pressures for low-income families is not a one announcement proposition but is an ongoing process.
The Australian Government has put the wellbeing of thousands of homeless people at risk by their proposed approach to housing funding and homelessness. Queensland Council of Social Service (QCOSS) is horrified at the unfolding events which could see homelessness and social housing funding linked to agreement from state government on issues of land release and urban planning.
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.