Author Archives: Emma King

Jul 19

VCOSS has launched a open-access video ad to encourage vaccination uptake.


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Jul 2

MEDIA RELEASE The Victorian Government is cutting funding to the state’s social service groups and frontline charities, in a move


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Jun 17

Feds, state and power companies must do more.


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May 20

This is a smart and positive budget, with a big investment in mental health at its core.


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Apr 15

A quick note to Australia's new Disability Services Minister marking her first day in the job


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Mar 27

Pandemic supports are ending. It's not going to be pretty.


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Mar 2

The Royal Commission's final report is detailed, ambitious and significant.


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Feb 18

Power companies must remember these customers are real people and energy is an essential service.


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Dec 23

It can be painful to watch people give gifts and attend family gatherings when you can't do the same.


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Nov 15

“A single investment of this scale has not been seen in many decades, if ever. It’s a gamechanger.”


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Sep 11

Victorians warn they’ll need to forego food and medicine with planned cuts to JobSeeker.


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Sep 7

The REIV need to pull their heads in and retract this misguided, callous and dangerous directive.


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Aug 27

Investing in the community services industry is smart. It’s an investment in the future for the wellbeing of all Victorians.


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Aug 10

A monthly discussion forum to guide community organisations through the COVID-19 pandemic.


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Aug 5

If we're not bold enough to do what's required now, will we ever be?


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The jury is in. Victorians want more public and community housing.


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Jul 13

If authorities are forced to impose localised 'hard lockdowns' again, how should they do it better?


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Jul 8

The pandemic is far from over. So the Commonwealth's financial supports must continue.


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Jul 4

This is public health decision, and we don't quibble with that. But we need to get this right.


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Jul 3

A monthly discussion forum to guide community organisations through the COVID-19 pandemic.


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Jun 5

A monthly discussion forum to guide community organisations through the COVID-19 pandemic.


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May 21

Now is the time to think big, to be bold and to take the smart steps required to deliver real


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May 12

A plan to fight inequality, create jobs and grow the economy at the same time.


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The Housing Peaks Alliance calls on the Victorian Government to develop a 10-year social housing plan.


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Apr 26

Done wrong, smartphone tracing could be a disaster. So let's do it right.


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Apr 24

A Big Build To End Homelessness would stimulate the economy and put a roof over those most in need.


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Apr 15

This package will mean renters can stay at home and help ‘flatten the curve’.


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Mar 22

Without a plan, closing schools will have potentially disastrous social consequences.


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Mar 17

The last thing we need is predatory bank bosses or dodgy debt collectors making the damage of COVID-19 worse.


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Feb 27

The community sector is made up of 80% women and helps people in great need. But hard-fought funding for fair


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