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.
Fleur Johnston is the Managing Director of J&G Consulting in West End, Brisbane.
Peaks election platform - Working together for the social and economic wellbeing of all Queenslanders
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.