Community Sector

Jul 14

A high-quality post-secondary education and training system is a corner stone for social and economic inclusion.


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Jul 1

Introduction The Victorian Council of Social Service (VCOSS) welcomes the opportunity to provide feedback on the draft Long Service Benefits


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Oct 21

VCOSS response to the Long Service Benefits Portability Interim Regulations 2019 Since well before the beginning of the scheme in


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Sep 5

Social service jobs are part of a modernised, rapidly growing industry and profession.


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The community services industry is projected to be one of Victoria's fastest growing industries. 


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Apr 10

The establishment of a national regulator for the community sector has long been championed by the COSS Network.


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Dec 1

While financial literacy and capability programs are only one factor in achieving financial wellbeing, they help reduce vulnerability to financial


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Oct 17

The Victorian Council of Social Service (VCOSS) strongly supports the intent of the information sharing scheme to protect children from


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Aug 24

The NDIS brings a major shift in service provision for people with disability. VCOSS strongly supports the goals of NDIS:


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Aug 23

The Victorian community sector is large and complex. It comprises many thousands of organisations providing a wide range of services


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May 3

Recovery from an emergency cannot be resilient unless the community is resilient to begin with.


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Apr 12

"The robodebt system must be, to borrow a term used previously, must be ‘dead, buried and cremated’. It should not


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Mar 6

Navigating health and social service reform was prepared by VCOSS in conjunction with Loddon Mallee PCP and the Victorian PCPs. It has been adapted


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Oct 19

Victoria’s peak social advocacy body is sending every state MP, local council and community leader a blueprint to fight poverty


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Oct 5

This document argues that to deliver on its legislative objectives, the Australian Charities and Not-for-profit Commission (ACNC) must produce easily analysed AIS data


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Aug 12

Victoria’s community sector charities work to support and connect people, strengthen communities and advocate for a fair and just society. More than


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Aug 4

The world is awash with data. Big data can provide the community sector with the tools it needs to improve


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Jun 9

VCOSS supports state government reforms contained in the Integrity and Accountability Legislation Amendment (A Stronger System) Bill 2015, recognising they


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Mar 17

VCOSS’ submission to Infrastructure Victoria in response to the Laying the Foundations discussion paper welcomes the broad-ranging objectives and needs


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Jan 12

VCOSS submission to the Plan Melbourne Refresh Discussion Paper


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Nov 30

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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Nov 27

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


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Nov 2

VCOSS Response to the Employment Programs Review


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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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Sep 30

These briefing papers, prepared by VCOSS in consultation with other members of the Ageing, Disability and Mental Health Collaborative Panel,


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Aug 31

VCOSS welcomes this Inquiry into the impact on Victorian Government Service Delivery of changes to National Partnership Agreements. Many non-government


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Aug 4

Working closely with people in the community is one of the best ways to design services and programs that will


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Jun 9

The not-for-profit community sector is a unique and valuable component of Victoria’s economy and society, delivering value in many ways.


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Jun 4

This submission outlines VCOSS’ recommendations to help support children and young people who face disadvantage and barriers to fully accessing


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