Papers & Submissions

Aug 2016
QCOSS is partnering with the Department of Education and Training to deliver one day workshops across the state to help community based organisations respond effectively to funding applications for the Skilling Queenslanders for Work (SQW) initiative.
Aug 2016
Queensland couples who rely on the age pension and rent in the private market are at the greatest risk of living in poverty compared to other seniors, according to the Queensland Council of Social Service's (QCOSS) latest Cost of Living Report. QCOSS’ fourth Cost of Living Report – Special Edition: The cost of living and age pensioner households was released today as part of the Queensland Government’s Seniors Week, and draws attention to one of the biggest issues facing aging Queenslanders today.
Aug 2016
QCOSS’ fourth Cost of Living Report – Special Edition: The cost of living and age pensioner households was released today as part of the Queensland Government’s Seniors Week, and draws attention to one of the biggest issues facing aging Queenslanders today.
Aug 2016
Are you our Local Champion? You have a strong desire to connect with like minded people in your area to enable locally based initatives to help drive child and family reform in your region.
Aug 2016
Jul 2016
Affordable, accessible housing is central to the achievement of any of Queensland’s social policy goals. Without it, people are highly exposed to a myriad of vulnerabilities and the cost of responding to these issues will continue to escalate. For the Queensland Council of Social Service (QCOSS) and our stakeholders, the new housing strategy is one of the most eagerly anticipated reforms this decade. We applaud the Government on its collaborative approach towards getting it right.
Jul 2016
EthicalJobs.com.au is giving away a free conference registration valued at over $600 to attend their fourth annual Not-For-Profit People Conference on 21 and 22 November at the Melbourne Convention Centre.
Jul 2016
From today the Queensland Council of Social Service will be offering not-for-profit organisations in south east Queensland an opportunity to apply for a grant of up to $100,000 to get their community switched on. With thanks to the generosity of AGL and the Queensland Government $500,000 is available for organisations to assist their clients better understand their bills, compare electricity plans and access the supports available if they experience financial difficulty.
Jul 2016
On-supply arrangements are common in caravan parks, boarding houses, converted motels, retirement villages, nursing homes and some units. In many of these situations, you do not have an account with an electricity retailer. Instead, your landlord, property manager, park owner or body corporate has an account and they pass the charges onto you.
Jul 2016
Shopping around for a better energy deal can be worthwhile for consumers in South East Queensland but it is important to be well informed. The Queensland Consumers Association and the Queensland Council of Social Service have put together the following tips to assist SEQ consumers to shop around.
Jun 2016
The 2016-17 Queensland State Budget is a solid budget for vulnerable Queenslanders. It provides funding for crucial areas such as prevention of domestic and family violence, universal access to kindy, investment in employment in regional Queensland and the provision of a range of social infrastructure across the state.
Jun 2016
Fair and affordable financing, funding for neighbourhood centres, employment incentives, and transport concessions for job seekers and asylum seekers have been welcomed as part of the Queensland Government’s 2016-17 State Budget announced today.
Jun 2016
The introduction of concession fares on public transport for eligible unemployed people receiving newstart and youth allowances and asylum seekers is good news for those in South East Queensland. Queensland Council of Social Service (QCOSS) CEO Mark Henley said the Queensland Government’s announcement today shows it has taken on-board the advice of many advocates and industry experts who have advised better targeted concessions to ease cost-of-living pressures for low-income households.
Jun 2016
It is time for the Queensland Government to respond to the advice it has been given and extend concessions for transport and electricity to all Health Care Card holders. Queensland Council of Social Service (QCOSS) CEO Mark Henley said next week’s State Budget provided the perfect opportunity for the government to heed the advice of many advocates and industry experts who have advised better targeting concessions to ease cost-of-living pressures for low-income households.

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