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Almost 100 people in need turned away from overwhelmed homelessness agencies every day in Victoria, new report shows. chp.org.au/wp-content/upl…
New paper offers alternatives to co-payment and rebate cuts blogs.crikey.com.au/croakey/2…
Victoria’s unemployment rate is rising and it is people who already face disadvantage who are affected most often, for the longest periods, and with the most serious consequences. Tackling unemployment lays out the key strategies for a workforce participation plan to help all Victorians get back to work.
In the lead up to the 2014 State Election VCOSS sat down with incoming Victorian Government Ministers James Merlino, Jenny Mikakos and Richard Wynne from the ALP to explore their vision for a Victoria without poverty.
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Victoria’s prisoners are overwhelmingly people who have faced significant disadvantage in their lives. A VCOSS submission to the Victorian Ombudsman's office advocates for a comprehensive strategy that focuses specifically on the unique needs of vulnerable groups to help prevent further reoffending.
18 December 2014 – Analysing the new state government’s policies against the VCOSS 2014 State Election Platform – Top 12 ways to build a Victoria without poverty With the election of the new Andrews Labor Government, VCOSS is looking forward to a new era […]
19 January 2015 – VCOSS welcomes broad-ranging terms of reference for Victoria's Royal Commission into Family Violence.
5 January 2015 – Victoria’s prisoners are overwhelmingly people who have faced significant disadvantage in their lives. A VCOSS submission to the Victorian Ombudsman's office advocates for a comprehensive strategy that focuses specifically on the unique needs of vulnerable groups to help prevent further reoffending.
30 December 2014 – Cost-of-living increases will hit vulnerable Victorians hard in 2015.
24 December 2014 – While wishing everyone a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year, we also take a moment to reflect on how the holiday period can affect many people in our community who are facing disadvantage.
22 December 2014 – Potential problems that exist when trying to apply competition principles to the community sector are outlined in the Joint COSS Network Submission to the Federal Government’s Competition Review.Find more media releasesRead the VCOSS Voice blog