Papers & Submissions

Apr 2016
A new report released today reveals the interrelated nature of poverty and disadvantage and some of the key areas of concern in Queensland which need to be addressed, including violence in the home and education and health outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people.
Apr 2016
We all know that poor outcomes in one area of a person’s life can put them on a path to poor social and economic outcomes, impacting not only the individual, but their family, their community and of most concern generations to come.
Apr 2016
This report - Homelessness in the Cairns region, Analysis of the Home for Good data, Registry Week (October 2014) - explores homelessness in the region, reveals general characteristics of the sample group in comparison to Queensland data, and some of the differences in patterns of risk, in particular between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and non-Indigenous participants.
Apr 2016
This report - Homelessness in the Ipswich region, Analysis of the Home for Good data, Registry Week (November 2014) - explores what constitutes homelessness in the region, a discussion of the general characteristics of homelessness in Ipswich as compared to Queensland, and some of the attributes that are unique to the area.
Apr 2016
The 'Enabling Local Communities: Homelessness in Cairns - Preliminary site analysis' provides context for the Cairns element of the ELC project, mapping the local service system, identifying leaders and stakeholders, as well as existing integration and coordination mechanisms, and service gaps.
Apr 2016
The 'Enabling Local Communities: Homelessness in Ipswich - Preliminary site analysis' provides context for the Ipswich element of the ELC project, mapping the local service system, identifying leaders and stakeholders, as well as existing integration and coordination mechanisms, and service gaps.
Apr 2016
This report reviews peer-reviewed and grey literature on what service integration is, what are the challenges of implementation and the conditions for success, and how it can be applied in the housing and homelessness arena.
Mar 2016
One-on-one or small group support – to assist organisations that are new to HSQF to implement a quality system and prepare for their quality assessment activities. Organisations can self-refer using the Online Referral form for access to QCOSS support or be referred by their departmental contract manager.
Mar 2016
The Queensland Council of Social Service (QCOSS) is providing a range of supports to assist the sector to implement Human Services Quality Framework (HSQF). These supports are primarily targeted at organisations funded under the Community Services and Child and Family funding streams that are transitioning to HSQF for the first time.
Mar 2016
The Queensland Community Services Jobs, Skills and Industry Strategy is being developed to support the industry to make the best possible contribution to the wellbeing of Queensland communities and the productivity of our economy. Emerging Voices has participated in each phase and most recently undertook targeted engagement in phase 3.
Mar 2016
QCOSS undertook the Enabling Local Communities project as a means to analyse existing local service systems to determine what would strengthen appropriate and stable housing outcomes for people. The project also aimed to develop, implement and embed the practices and processes needed to achieve service and sector integration in a sustainable way.
Mar 2016
QCOSS has made a joint submission with the Chamber of Commerce and Industry Queensland (CCIQ) to the Queensland Productivity Commission on its Draft Report - Electricity Pricing Inquiry.
Mar 2016
QCOSS has welcomed the agreement by the state and federal governments regarding disability services in Queensland, securing a more certain and empowered future for Queenslanders with disability.
Mar 2016
Focused on achieving the goal of increased participation in ECEC, the EMBRACE team organised the Embracing Cultural Diversity in Early Childhood Conference, held in Brisbane on 17 and 18 November 2015.

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