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Queensland Council of Social Service (QCOSS)

Posted on 22nd March 2017
Queensland Council of Social Service (QCOSS)

(excerpt taken from QCOSS About Us page)

The Queensland Council of Social Service (QCOSS) is the state-wide peak body for individuals and organisations working in the social and community service sector.

For more than 50 years, QCOSS has been a leading force for social change to build social and economic wellbeing for all. With members from throughout Queensland, QCOSS undertakes informed advocacy and supports a strong community service sector.

QCOSS’ key activities focus on providing effective policy advice, working to strengthen responsive community services and having productive partnerships with the community sector, government, private sector, academia, media and the broader community. This work is done with a Queensland free of poverty and disadvantage front of mind.

QCOSS, together with our members, provides a crucial advocacy role in a broad number of areas including:

service practice and reformhomelessness and housingearly intervention and preventioncost of living pressures including low income energy concessions and improved consumer protections in essential services, andearly childhood support for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and culturally and linguistically diverse peoples.

QCOSS is part of the national network of Councils of Social Service lending support and gaining essential insight to national and other state issues.

QCOSS is supported by the vice-regal patronage of His Excellency the Honourable Paul de Jersey AC, Governor of Queensland (link is external).

Click to visit the QCOSS website here.