Papers & Submissions

Apr 2017
As part of our Cost of Living webinar series, in April 2017 we held a webinar on Good Shepherd Microfinance's financial programs and advisory services for people on low incomes.
Apr 2017
In April 2017 we held a webinar on the changes to the Home Energy Emergency Assistance Scheme (HEEAS). This webinar included information about HEEAS including the eligibility criteria and application process, and tips for getting access to the scheme.
Apr 2017
Transport and energy concessions are now available to more Queenslanders helping to help ease cost-of-living pressures for these essentials. Health Care Card holders and Asylum Seekers will be able to apply for the electricity rebate (as of 1 April) and job seekers and Asylum Seekers are eligible for transport concessions from today!
Mar 2017
QCOSS has developed this Outcomes Tool to provide non-government organisations with information about a range of systems and scales that can be used to measure outcomes.
Mar 2017
The Energy Savvy Families program is a new initiative designed to help families across regional Queensland learn more about their energy use and manage their energy bills. Program participants will have the convenience of monthly billing and access to helpful tools and information to assist them in managing electricity costs.
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.

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