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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.
VCOSS has launched its 2015-18 Strategic Plan, setting out its future goals, priorities and direction as the peak body for the Victorian community sector, working to help people overcome poverty and disadvantage and fulfil their potential.
23 May 2016 – The Victorian Government is reviewing the regulations that govern the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT) fee structure. VCAT is an important low-cost, timely and affordable avenue for people to resolve legal disputes. For many community members it is a […]
20 May 2016 – A report released by the Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC in January 2016, Capturing community experiences in the 2015 Sampson Flat fire, recommends supporting individual planning and preparation for vulnerable people, and building relationships between vulnerable people and interested community […]
18 May 2016 – The Victorian Government is being urged to abolish a series of Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT) fees which serve as a barrier to people facing disadvantage from pursuing justice. The Department of Justice is currently considering the introduction of a “tiered” […]
10 May 2016 – Disasters and emergencies such as bushfires, floods and heatwaves affect all Australians, no matter what their background or status. A new VCOSS report, Easing the crisis: Reducing risks for people experiencing homelessness in disasters and emergency events, states that people […]
5 May 2016 – The Ageing, Disability and Mental Health Collaborative Panel was established in 2014 with the objective of building the capacity of the ageing, disability and mental health service sectors to: Prepare for the transformational changes associated with Government reforms including the […]Find more media releasesRead the VCOSS Voice blog