Author Archives: Brooke McKail

Mar 5

VCOSS response to the draft Infrastructure Victoria 30 Year Strategy


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VCOSS submission on the proposed increase of the permanent JobSeeker rate


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Feb 17

In an industry defined by short-term contracts and a mobile workforce, sometimes the challenge is being counted.


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Oct 12

Good health is being compromised by income, location, cultural background or other circumstances.


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Aug 9

Submission to the Victorian Parliament’s PAEC Inquiry into Victoria’s Response to COVID-19


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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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May 8

Introduction VCOSS welcomes the opportunity to provide input to the Royal Commission into National Natural Disaster Arrangements. VCOSS is the


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Feb 27

VCOSS submission on the Public Engagement Framework Consultation Draft


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Jan 21

We are concerned that Victorians on low-incomes and with additional energy-related needs could miss out on their benefits and protections.


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Cash-strapped frontline mental health services can’t wait until after the Royal Commission for funding relief.


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Nov 29

The Mental Health Royal Commission's nine priority recommendations, summarised and analysed.


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Aug 30

Government and community need to prioritise reducing inequity.


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Jul 12

Victoria needs a well-funded, well-governed and accountable mental health system


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May 13

Better workforce data would help us plan for the future and give us a stronger platform for the community sector.


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Apr 16

Victoria cannot keep going this way on mental health: filling up hospital beds, reducing services, risking people’s lives.


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Jul 31

Victoria's Charter of Human Rights was an first important step. But it’s now time for the next great stride.


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Jun 15

Health inequities for rural Victorians are unfair and largely preventable.


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The principles of Aboriginal self-determination and co-design must underpin the refresh.


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Mar 19

Self-determination is vital to improving Aboriginal health and wellbeing. The full potential of Aboriginal peoples can best be realised through


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Mar 13

VCOSS Submission to the Realtime Prescription Monitoring Regulatory Impact Statement The harm from misuse of pharmaceutical medicines is significant. More


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Nov 1

VCOSS supports the Victims of Crime Assistance Scheme as an important way to offer justice to people recovering from the


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Aug 31

Private companies have been using data to anticipate demand and enhance their service offerings for years. Is it time the


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May 26

This Sorry Day, Aboriginal Victorians have joined together for an historic two-day forum, to talk about how to progress self-determination


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May 23

  The Victorian Government is reviewing the regulations that govern the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT) fee structure. VCAT


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Apr 29

VCOSS welcomes the 2016 Victorian Budget’s focus on diverting disadvantaged people away from the justice system and addressing the underlying


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Apr 28

Summary The Family Violence Royal Commission report was a landmark moment and a turning point in addressing the scourge of


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Apr 20

The expansion of the Drug Court of Victoria to the Melbourne region will help reduce recidivism and improve outcomes for


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Apr 13

In this blog, VCOSS summarises some of the key funding and policy initiatives announced in today’s package, responding to the


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