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Rehabilitation, mental health & addiction programs trump prisons any day, says veteran crime writer John Silvester. theage.com.au/victoria/law-a…
If housing was considered in inflation data (a key cost-of-living gauge), the rate would be "significantly higher".… twitter.com/i/web/status/8…
Social innovation and the social economy can cause great confusion. Many terms are new, overlapping or not that useful in the first place. To combat this, VCOSS has prepared a series of free briefing papers on social enterprise investing, impact investing, social impact bonds and social procurement.
Overall, Victoria is experiencing growth and prosperity. Yet it is not reaching everyone. Inequality is growing. VCOSS is proposing a range of targeted investments to turn the tide and ensure all Victorians can reach their potential.
Are you a financial counsellor, psychologist, teacher or support worker? Or perhaps you work in housing, legal services, justice and corrections, education, migrant services or mental health?
Whatever you do, there’s a high chance it touches on family violence (and you may not even realise it) – so your input is needed. Complete the first ever state-wide Family Violence Workforce Census online now.
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12 April 2017 – "The robodebt system must be, to borrow a term used previously, must be ‘dead, buried and cremated’. It should not be allowed to resurface in anything resembling its current form."
11 April 2017 – If just 20% of the public discussion was about how to prevent people becoming homeless in the first place, we’d be much closer to a genuine solution.
28 March 2017 – Ageist stereotypes and assumptions about the capabilities of older people can be disempowering and takes away older people’s agency and power.
23 March 2017 – Victorians will be rightly horrified by the revelations in The Same Four Walls, a new investigation into cruel and ineffective management techniques being used in our youth prisons. The report from the Commission for Children and Young People, finds staff […]
22 March 2017 – Did you know a large number of people living with serious mental health conditions—up to 10,000 in Victoria alone—could miss out under the National Disability Insurance Scheme.Find more media releasesRead the VCOSS Voice blog