VCOSS Policy Library

You can browse VCOSS reports and submissions here.

Sep 2

Poor quality jobs are perpetuating or compounding disadvantage. The market cannot be relied on to fix this; governments must act.


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Aug 30

Government and community need to prioritise reducing inequity.


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Jul 12

Victoria needs a well-funded, well-governed and accountable mental health system


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Jul 8

'Thin markets' is where there is a lack of appropriate services to meet the needs of participants.


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Jul 3

Response to Essential Services Commission Issues Paper Ensuring energy contracts are clear and fair These proposed reforms come on the


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May 1

Response to draft Orders in Council on the Victorian Default Offer  Joint submission by the Victorian Council of Social Service,


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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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Response to ESC draft decision on Energy Retail Code changes The Victorian Council of Social Service (VCOSS) welcomes consultation by


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Apr 4

Response to the Essential Services Commission draft advice on the Victorian Default Offer methodology Joint submission by the Victorian Council


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Mar 26

Submission to the Review of the National Regulatory System for Community Housing


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VCOSS submission to the Review of Victoria’s Child Safe Standards


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Feb 27

The new Victorian energy fact sheet will replace existing price and product information statements and offer summaries.


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Feb 21

The gig economy risks creating an underclass of low-paid care workers, with no minimum employment entitlements.


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Jan 31

A deliberately confusing and complex electricity market is allowing retailers to charge Victorians more.


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Jan 29

The Royal Commission must set an ambitious but achievable plan for a new approach to mental wellbeing.​


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