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Action and Impact Jan - March

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Action and impact

January to March 2017

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Action

Energy Savvy Families

10 community organisations in regional Queensland

In partnership with the Department of Energy and Water Supply, Ergon and CitySmart

Community forums build connections in many communities

Helps families better manage their electricity costs

Policy and advocacy

Strengthening our Place phase two

Domestic and family violence information needs

Community projects progressing in Rockhampton and on the Fraser Coast

3

Better outcomes children and families

Working together alongside community and the Queensland Family and Child Commission

Centrelink debt collection issue

Identify the communication needs of multicultural communities and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders

9

Locations

14

Focus groups

190

People

9

Robust conversations informed recommendations to government

53 responses and stories, work with national COSS network

Policy position developed and used in advocacy

Budget priorities determined with members

More than 100 responses and numerous comments

100

6

Six priorities for action for the Queensland Government in the Budget Priority Statement

14

Four focus areas for QCOSS

Continue place-based work and advocacy to improve community outcomes

Continue to build the capacity of citizens to engage in  and lead policy development

Connect people and share resources, tools, ideas, evidence and training for a stronger sector

Continue advocacy to address cost-of-living pressures

Place

Sector

Citizens

Costs

"Underpinned by the understanding that equity and inclusion for individuals, self-determination for communities, access to a standard of living and services to support an identified need are the keys to social and economic wellbeing for all."

Wellbeing for all

Activity

17

570

5000

Events held across the state and online.  Topic areas including: cost-of-living, domestic and family violence, art of hosting, Queensland budget, Energy Savvy Families, Switched on Communities, tender writing, multicultural inclusion.

More than 570 people engaged in QCOSS activities. Including consultation to improve policy responses, professional development or local engagement to address local issues.

More than 5,000 people reached through communication channels.   Information including news, resources, publications, tools and community service announcements to support the community sector and their communities.