Community Sector

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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Aug 25

Would a business unveil a new product without first engaging in extensive market testing? Of course not. Yet, in the


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Jul 21

Australia’s ageing population and the rollout of the NDIS will turbocharge demand a whole new 'support and care’ workfroce over


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Jun 29

If Malcolm Turnbull and Bill Shorten agree on anything it’s that “jobs of the future” seems like a pretty good


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Jun 9

VCOSS supports Victorian government reforms aimed to improve the state's accountability and integrity system, but urges they be further considered


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Find out how community organisations and local government can work more closely together when managing disasters and emergency events.


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May 5

  The Ageing, Disability and Mental Health Collaborative Panel was established in 2014 with the objective of building the capacity


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Apr 28

The decline in real funding for community organisations continues, while funding for community sector wage rises incurred as a result


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Apr 18

A new $51.2 million package of initiatives from the Victorian government is aimed at improving people’s health in the Latrobe


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Mar 17

Responding to population growth and change, reducing disadvantage and enabling workforce participation will strengthen a 30-year infrastructure strategy for Victoria,


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Mar 8

VCOSS has endorsed a statement from the Climate Council calling for an urgent and whole-of-government response to the rising numbers


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Mar 7

VCOSS recently published its 2016-17 State Budget Submission: Putting people back in the picture. It puts forward a proposal to


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Feb 11

A new Hazelwood Mine Fire Inquiry report makes strong recommendations for place-based, community building approaches to help improve the health


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Dec 18

We are pleased to award the inaugural RMIT-VCOSS PhD scholarship to Liz Hudson, who was chosen for her long history


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Dec 10

The Service Agreement is used as a standard agreement for the contracting of services from the community sector by the


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Dec 4

Today, the national charities regulator, the Australian Charities and Not for Profit Commission (ACNC) released its annual report, Australian Charities


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Nov 30

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 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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Nov 13

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


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Sep 9

Every year organisations across Australia participate in Anti-Poverty Week, which in 2015 will take place from 11-17 October. The week


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Aug 4

As community workers, advocates and policy makers, we are in the business of social transformation. We work to transform the


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Jul 7

With the election of the Andrew’s government in November last year, the first half of 2015 has proved to be


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Jun 10

The issues vulnerable children and young people face, and the important role the community sector and families play in supporting


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Promoting important research into the causes and impacts of poverty and disadvantage in Victoria will be the focus of a


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Jun 2

Today, VCOSS joins with the whole community to mourn the passing of Joan Kirner, former Premier of Victoria and powerful


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May 21

A new VCOSS report gives a snapshot of the contribution of Victoria's community sector charities to the state's economy and


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May 8

VCOSS welcomes the funding certainty provided to community sector organisations in the 2015-16 Victorian State Budget. The state government has


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The 2015-16 Victorian State Budget delivered some welcome initiatives to reduce inequality in health outcomes, including suicide prevention programs in


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Mar 19

Closing the Gap in health and social outcomes for Aboriginal Victorians will require strong partnerships throughout the community and must


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Mar 16

Calling for the Victorian state government to invest in shifting power to local governments and communities in emergency management planning,


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