News Releases

VCOSS media releases and public statements.

May 6

Victorian energy retailers are attempting to block power users from getting a fairer priced deal, the state's peak social advocacy


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Mar 13

Victoria doesn’t have to settle for the title of Australia’s most progressive state. We can be Australia’s fairest state, too.


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Jan 29

VCOSS is urging the State Government to take significant steps to ease the financial burden for school families.


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Nov 21

People living across regional Victorian have the same stake in our democracy as people living in Melbourne.


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Nov 20

It has to end. Power is an essential service. We need to put people before profits.


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Nov 19

The Victorian Government is the Rocky Balboa of the toll fines Industry.


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Nov 18

There’s a well established link between poverty and poor oral health. No child should be ashamed to smile or scared


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Nov 13

VCOSS and NATSEM analysis reveals there is not a single pocket of Victoria that is poverty free


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Nov 9

The healthcare sector could be a great ally in providing guidance and support to people battling to afford adequate energy.


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Oct 26

We welcome a political tussle over which party will do the most to get Victorians the best possible power deal.


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Oct 24

The Victorian Council of Social Service is hailing plans for a Royal Commission into Mental Health as a landmark step


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Oct 17

Victoria’s peak social advocacy body has welcomed Victorian Labor’s pledge to build 1,000 new public housing units if re-elected.


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Oct 12

Victoria needs an ambitious social housing building program to provide a roof to those most in need.


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Sep 26

People with disability will help shape Victoria's care workforce of the future.


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Sep 7

The Victorian Parliament has done the right thing by renters.


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