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When disasters strike orgs are often swamped with people wanting to help... which can be a blessing and a curse. vcoss.org.au/blog/spontaneo…
Low-income earners are likely to live in areas most affected by climate change and less able to adapt to it. vcoss.org.au/blog/supportin…
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40% of households earning below 40k p.a don't have internet access. A modern neccesity for most, but unaffordable for others. @774melbourne
The 2016/17 Victorian Budget includes welcome measures to support people facing disadvantage and hardship, while leaving scope for further initiatives in the fight against poverty and inequality.
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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29 June 2016 – Low-income earners tend to live in areas or conditions more likely to be adversely affected by climate change, and have far less ability to move or adjust their living circumstances to adapt to it.
29 June 2016 – Managing volunteers who turn up after an emergency or during a crisis is crucially important, writes Volunteering Victoria CEO Sue Noble. In the days and weeks following the 2009 bushfires over 20,000 people put up their hands to help those people and communities whose […]
29 June 2016 – If Malcolm Turnbull and Bill Shorten agree on anything it’s that “jobs of the future” seems like a pretty good thing to keep banging on about. “The Turnbull Coalition Government is preparing our children for the jobs of the future” […]
16 June 2016 – Australia’s first smash repair social enterprise, Mission Australia’s Synergy Auto Repairs is offering positive long-term outcomes for vulnerable young people.
16 June 2016 – Unfair fees and poor dispute resolution are ruining retirement for some, warns the Consumer Action Law Centre.Find more media releasesRead the VCOSS Voice blog