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Energy hardship review must put customers first

1 September 2015 – Stronger protections and better support for energy customers facing hardship must be at the centre of any response to Victoria’s spiralling rate of electricity and gas disconnections, says the Victorian Council of Social Service. “The Essential Services Commission has diagnosed […]


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The economic value of informal care in Australia

25 August 2015 – A report from Carers Australia estimates that more than 1 in 8 Australians are providing informal care in 2015 and warns of an ever-widening gap between demand and supply.


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Inaugural RMIT-VCOSS PhD Scholarship launched

24 August 2015 – A first of its kind for the Victorian community sector, the RMIT-VCOSS PhD Scholarship aims to strengthen the community sector’s research capacity and improve its ability to support people to overcome disadvantage.


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Preventing and managing chronic disease

20 August 2015 – Australia needs to increase its investment in chronic disease prevention to reduce the burden of chronic disease on disadvantaged communities, and address the barriers that prevent people accessing timely, affordable health care.


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Public transport needs to be accessible for all

19 August 2015 – People with disability should have the same right to use public transport as everyone else. VCOSS has had a long history of advocacy for improved public transport in Victoria, including for accessibility improvements to the public transport system.

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FREE Computer/internet assistance sessions for women
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Vulnerable Communities and Climate Change Workshop
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Finance Network - Community Service Organisations and Local Government
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Working with vulnerable service users in group work Workshop
Workshop Day 1: Addressing family violence through child and infant-led practice
Addressing family violence through child and infant-led practice
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Mental Health First Aid - Melbourne
Transforming Trauma: Thriving verses Surviving
FREE Computer/internet assistance sessions for women
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Working with men's responses to conflict and domestic violence Workshop
Workshop: Assessing for suicide risk
Information session on the new enduring power of attorney laws
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Addressing family violence through child and infant-led practice
Public Benevolent Institutions - what NFPs need to know
Public Benevolent Institutions – what NFPs need to know
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Workshop: Managing difficult behaviours
FREE Computer/internet assistance sessions for women
Discrimination, Equal Opportunity and Human Rights - Fundamentals for NFPs
Discrimination, Equal Opportunity and Human Rights – Fundamentals for NFPs
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Capacity Development Across Cultures
Board Skills Builder: Understanding Financial Statements
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HR Management
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Community organisations in a climate of change
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FREE Computer/internet assistance sessions for women

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