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VCOSS experts regularly scrutinise new research, social trends and policy approaches, and discuss ways to create a fairer and more just society.

Nov 4

"My chronic pain is a whole disability on its own too. It deserves the same respect and weight."


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Oct 30

It helps to know a little something about the people who receive Newstart payments.


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Oct 11

A guest post from Consumer Policy Research Centre's Karl Barratt.


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Aug 6

How to be an awesome diability advocate online. This event featuring writer and appearence activist Carly Findlay was organised by


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Jul 2

Climate change is, among other things, an unconscionable assault on the poor.


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Jun 14

Lots of questions still need answering before the community services portable long service leave scheme starts on 1 July.


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May 24

Kate Colvin from Council to Homeless Persons shares budget priorities that can help thousands of Victorians facing homelessness.


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May 23

All kids in Victoria should be able to get to school, wherever they live and whatever their families’ circumstances.


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May 22

Energy costs are a big issue for all Victorians, especially those with health conditions or disability.


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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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May 10

No matter what you call it, investing in communities works.


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May 7

There are two ways you know Victoria is on the right track with its plan to introduce some price controls


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May 6

Inclusionary zoning could make affordable housing more than an unattainable dream.


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Apr 29

We need a blueprint to help turn things around for thousands of young people trying to get a good job.


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Apr 24

VCOSS Submission to Issues Paper into the Social and Economic Benefits of Improving Mental Health Introduction Mental illness can affect


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