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VCOSS Policy Library

VCOSS reports and submissions. Can’t find something? Email vcoss@vcoss.org.au

Nov 12

For a brief moment, and for a lucky few, we eradicated poverty. Now we're letting people slip back below the


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Nov 4

Submission to the Victorian Parliament’s Inquiry into access to TAFE for learners with disability.


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Response to the Department of Social Services' National Disability Strategy Position Paper.


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VCOSS feedback on the SkillsIQ discussion paper


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Green space improves health and wellbeing but its distribution across Victoria is inequitable.


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Oct 13

COVID-19 has brought into sharp relief a problem that had been identified pre-pandemic: that is, our industrial relations framework has


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Oct 12

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


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Sep 30

The Victorian Council of Social Service (VCOSS) welcomes this opportunity to respond to the Regulatory Impact Statement for the Proposed


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Sep 25

VCOSS submission to the 2020 Review of the Disability Standards for Education 2005   The Victorian Council of Social Service


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Sep 14

VCOSS submission to the NDIS Support Coordination Discussion Paper


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Sep 1

Submission to Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability – Rights and Attitudes Issues Paper


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Aug 31

VCOSS Response to the Australian Building Codes Board Regulatory Impact Statement on the Proposal to Include Minimum Accessibility Standards in


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Aug 17

VCOSS submission to Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability


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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 30

VCOSS welcomes the opportunity to provide initial feedback on the Essential Services Commission’s (ESC’s) proposed approach and process to determining


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Jul 28

VCOSS Submission to the Family Violence Reform Implementation Monitor Family violence causes serious social, economic and health consequences. While it


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Jul 17

To support low-income Victorians through this crisis, regulatory changes must be accompanied by a combination of targeted financial support and


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Jul 14

A high-quality post-secondary education and training system is a corner stone for social and economic inclusion.


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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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Jun 30

Culturally and linguistically diverse families who experienced heightened vulnerability during COVID-19 should not have their access to a range of


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VCOSS welcomes the opportunity to provide feedback on lessons from Remote and Flexible Learning, which was instituted as part of


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Having a place to call home that is safe, affordable, secure, healthy and fit-for-purpose creates the conditions to thrive.


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Jun 5

Victorian community organisations have prepared this joint submission to represent the interest of consumers, and especially vulnerable households, in the


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May 12

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


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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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May 6

Submission to the Review of Vocational & Applied Learning in Senior Secondary Schooling. Introduction Victoria is on a journey to


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Apr 22

Reorienting from crisis to prevention is the only way to end homelessness.


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Apr 21

Submission to the Federal Joint Standing Committee on the NDIS Workforce Inquiry. Australia needs a consumer-driven scheme that is centred


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Mar 31

As we rush to ban evictions and protect renters from financial ruin, some questions are emerging.


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Mar 10

For some households with embedded networks it can be close to impossible, or very expensive, to exit the network.


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