“Homelessness is an issue that transcends electoral terms and budget cycles,” Mr Henley said. “Homelessness funding cannot keep limping along year-to-year and QCOSS and its members hope we will be working actively with the community, government and private sector to make sure a long-term commitment can be made in the near future."
On Wednesday 30 November, QCOSS hosted its Annual General Meeting. Our achievements were highlighted as reflected in our Annual Report. I encourage you to go online and have a look. Uncertainty and the pace of change for the social services sector continues to be a challenge now, more than ever, for service providers and those people requiring supports and services.
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“I’d like to see the sector be more bold and speak out, but when we talk about leadership there comes a point where we need to talk about what stops us being leaders in the community.”
“We are excited that QCOSS’ recommendations were supported by the Productivity Commission and now will be implemented by the state government,” said Mr Henley.
Tania Brown is an NDIS Appeals officer/Advocate at Independent Advocacy Townsville (IAT). She was a scholarship winner to this year’s QCOSS State Conference.
A change in rent policy for public housing tenants announced today will see cost-of-living pressures eased for up to 40,000 public housing tenants as rents drop. Queensland Council of Social Service (QCOSS) welcomes the government’s move to remove allowances and supplements from income calculations that determine how much rent is paid by public housing tenants.
QCOSS has just wrapped up a working partnership with community organisations and stakeholders in Cairns and Ipswich built to better support people experiencing or at risk of homelessness.
Congratulations to our Stronger Sector Scholarship recipients.
$20,000 Back to Work ‘Youth Boost’ a boon for regional businesses Queensland employers will have an additional incentive to hire local young people this festive season. Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk announced in Parliament today the doubling of the Government's $10,000 incentive, offering a $20,000 kick-back for regional businesses who hire unemployed youths.