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NEW REPORT. Victoria’s community sector charities are contributing billions to the state’s economy and creating thousands of jobs, despite suffering under convoluted and expensive reporting requirements.
ANALYSIS. Competition in the delivery of social services isn't entirely new. Australians already choose their doctor and which child care centre their kids attend. So why are alarms bells currently sounding in some quarters?
From gatherings in community halls, to the corridors of Parliament, and the boardrooms of business, people have power right across the spectrum to raise their voices and fight for a fair and just society. Insight 15 – People taking power describes the many ways this is being done right across Victoria.
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25 August 2016 – Competition in the delivery of social services isn't entirely new. So why are alarms bells sounding in some quarters?
25 August 2016 – Would a business unveil a new product without first engaging in extensive market testing? Of course not. Yet, in the past, this was exactly what we've done with new social policy.
23 August 2016 – Victoria’s peak social advocacy body VCOSS has cautiously welcomed changes to the state’s taxi and ridesharing system.
22 August 2016 – The reasons kids become disengaged from school are often complex, and having the right supports in place is crucial to preventing it.
19 August 2016 – Take a walk down Bourke Street, under the gaze of Parliament House, and try telling a man sleeping rough on the pavement that he’s living in the world’s “most liveable city”.Find more media releasesRead the VCOSS Voice blog