Monthly Archives: November 2015


The VCOSS 2016-17 State Budget Submission is about putting people back in the picture when designing social systems and delivering


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VCOSS is calling on the Victorian Government to take a new approach to solve entrenched disadvantage, and allow local communities


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Nov 27

VCOSS submission to the Victorian inquiry into the labour hire industry and insecure work.


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Public transport is important for people experiencing disadvantage because it allows people to access valuable life opportunities, including employment, education,


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The looming fire season poses an extra risk for lower income Victorians who are unable to afford adequate insurance to


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Nov 26

The Victorian bushfire season has already begun, with homes destroyed in Lancefield in October, extreme fire conditions declared across Victoria


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Nov 24

The extreme lack of affordable rental housing is leaving people on the lowest incomes almost completely locked out of the


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Nov 20

A report released today on the recently implemented arrangements for mental health community support services and alcohol and drug treatment


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VCOSS recently provided a submission to the state government's Early Childhood Consultation Paper, released as part of the Education State.


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A worrying 36 per cent increase in energy and water disconnections shows the need for reform of retailers’ response to


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Nov 19

The current minimum age of criminal responsibility in Australia is out of step with international law, and evidence about children’s


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It is time to scrap the discriminatory system of penalty fares on public transport, says the Victorian Council of Social


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Nov 16

On 16 September 2015, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and Premier Daniel Andrews signed the bilateral agreement outlining the rollout of


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Nov 13

VCOSS’ submission to the development of a whole-of-government youth policy.


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Freedom of voice, organisational autonomy and financial independence are three fundamental elements for an independent community sector, a joint ACTCOSS


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Nov 12

The best ways for government and the community to foster children’s healthy development and prevent or minimise conditions that may


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Nov 11

Health should be everyone’s business, with a focus on preventing illness and ensuring all Victorians can achieve and maintain good


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Nov 6

“They arrested me, accused me of working for the Tamil Tigers and I could not escape. They continuously tortured me


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Nov 5

Lower income Victorian households would be dramatically worse off under proposed changes to the GST, and the State Government should


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Nov 2

VCOSS Response to the Employment Programs Review


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Submission to the Victorian Parliament’s Family and Community Development Committee October


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VCOSS welcomes this opportunity to provide feedback on the Health 2040 discussion paper on the future of the health system


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The Roadmap for Reform: Strong Families, Safe Children project is a chance to help strengthen vulnerable families and improve the


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