The Queensland Council of Social Service (QCOSS) considers that the following key principles inform the delivery of social services in Queensland:

  • Inclusive social and economic policy
  • Human rights instruments as key reference points for policy and practice
  • Practice informed by evidence and lived experience
  • Focus on prevention and early intervention
  • Focus on person-centred policy and practice
  • People who use services actively informing the policy decisions that impact on their lives
  • Communities actively informing local responses to need
  • Timely access to data for planning and measuring impact
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Get NDIS ready with a Certificate III in Individual Support with NDIS activities built in as part of the assessment. This course will be delivered face-to-face and will offer an NDIS mentor to work with you for 120 hours. If you seeking work within the NDIS or become a service provider yourself,...
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The National Rural Health Alliance – Australia’s peak non-government organisation for rural and remote health – has welcomed an announcement from the recently convened Ministerial Advisory Committee on Out-of-Pocket Costs about its intention improve transparency for consumers. With bulk-billing...
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Aged and Community Services Australia (ACSA) is hosting the People and Culture Conference (PACC) and CEO forum in Brisbane on 5 and 6 March 2018. The People & Culture Conference (PACC) has been designed to air and tackle key challenges facing aged and community care employers across Australia...
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Queensland Government media release Almost $160,000 in grants have been awarded to community organisations across Queensland ahead of Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Month this May. Minister for the Prevention of Domestic and Family Violence Di Farmer announced 35 one-off grants of up to $5...
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The Queensland Family and Child Commission (QFCC) has developed the Second action plan: Strengthening our sector 2017-19 , which details a way forward for building a more sustainable and responsive child and family support system in Queensland. The Second action plan complements the First action...
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Tickets are on sale for South Australia Council of Social Service's (SACOSS) Essential Services and Consumers Living with Disability Conference 2018 to be held on 14 May 2018. Everyone has a right to affordable and equitable access to essential services such as energy, water, telecommunications and...
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Queensland Government media release Queenslanders can jump online and apply for rebates of up to $300 on energy efficient appliances to save on their electricity bills. Energy Minister Dr Anthony Lynham said first rebates should be flowing back into the first applicants’ bank accounts by the end of...
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Queensland Government media release The 10th Closing the Gap Report has identified that Queensland is making progress on a number of targets including improved health and education outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Queenslanders. Deputy Premier, Treasurer and Minister for...
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Community-based organisations play a vital role in meeting community needs across Queensland. In times of disaster, they perform important roles at the frontline, responding to people in crisis. CSIA's Disaster Management and Recovery Workshop will focus on building the skills of the community...
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The Community Hubs and Partnerships (CHaPs) Breakfast Forum will explore the benefits and challenges of collaborative and place-based approaches, involving communities, schools, government (state and local), not-for-profit services, and industry in meeting these challenges. Hear about the renowned...

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