VCOSS works towards a society free from poverty, where all people are supported to thrive.

We represent charities, frontline service organisations and social advocacy bodies.

Our work includes policy development, advocacy and building the capabilities of social service bodies.

We give people experiencing poverty a voice in policy formulation and public debates, fostering a greater understanding of the true causes and effects of disadvantage.


News Releases

Oct 20

It shouldn’t just be the ‘healthy and wealthy’ who are supported through climate change.


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Jul 12

Recognition must be more than words. Words alone cannot soothe our nation.


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Jul 8

The NDIA must move from its ‘hands off’ approach to market oversight in favour of active market stewardship.


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Analysis and commentary

 


Major VCOSS report on how Victoria can take climate action that is fair and equitable.


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VCOSS submission to the Royal Commission into Victoria’s Mental Health System


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The greatest impacts will be borne by people with the least capacity to respond.


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Campaigns 

 


Newstart is not working. $40 per day is too low to get people through tough times.


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There’s no doubt about it; Australia’s housing system is broken. Change is needed.


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Securing change for Victorians with disability.


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