Papers & Submissions

Mar 2017
We have now completed the QCOSS Budget Priority Statement 2017-18 and will be asking the Queensland Government to fund the actions below in the 2017-18 State Budget.
Mar 2017
The Property Council of Australia and the Queensland Council of Social Service (QCOSS) have joined forces to call on the Queensland Government to establish an independent Housing Supply Council to monitor and make recommendations on the State’s housing market.
Mar 2017
Queensland Council of Social Service (QCOSS) welcomes the State Government’s moves this week to empower Queenslanders experiencing financial hardship. Following ongoing advocacy from QCOSS and the community service sector, laws introduced today will offer debtors experiencing financial hardship alternative ways to reduce or pay off the amount they owe to the State Penalties Enforcement Registry (SPER).
Mar 2017
Queensland regularly experiences a range of natural disasters, including bushfires, heatwaves, floods and severe weather events such as storms and cyclones. Disasters can cause financial and emotional hardship for individuals, families and communities, so it is important that everyone has access to the right information and support services. The Department of Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services has developed a range of resources to help people identify disaster risk factors, preparedness strategies and how and where to get support.
Mar 2017
Queensland regularly experiences a range of natural disasters, including bushfires, heatwaves, floods and severe weather events such as storms and cyclones. Disasters can cause financial and emotional hardship for individuals, families and communities, so it is important that everyone has access to the right information and support services. The Department of Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services has developed a range of resources to help people identify disaster risk factors, preparedness strategies and how and where to get support.
Mar 2017
We are planning to consult with service leaders, policy makers and end users of research in our Advancing Social Work Research project. If you are keen to know more or get involved, please contact one of the research team.
Feb 2017
NCOSS and QCOSS make a submission to the Australian Government about social investment and the role the government can play.
Feb 2017
Feb 2017
QCOSS urges you to take action to stop the Centrelink automated debt collection process.
Feb 2017
This policy statement has been developed in response to the issues below, with information provided by QCOSS Members, community legal centres, the welfare rights network and the network of national, state and territory Councils of Social Service. Minimal public statements or information has been released by the Australian Government.

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