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Might "sweat equity" (or good ol' fashioned elbow grease) be the key to affordable homes? Not for everyone, but wow. theage.com.au/victoria/hip-h…
With a headline figure of $1.9 billion for family violence initiatives, a $1 billion Social Housing Growth Fund and a range of other investments, VCOSS has declared this a 'budget with a heart'. ❤️
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.
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17 May 2017 – Governments should begin harnessing the power of community organisations in disaster planning, according to a new report from the Victorian Council of Social Service.
9 May 2017 – The wait is finally over. The 2017 Federal Budget has been released. So, what did VCOSS members and and national social advocacy bodies make of it?
9 May 2017 – The Victorian Council of Social Service has welcomed a plan to give new rights to people struggling to pay their power bills. Nearly 20,000 Victorians had their energy supply cut-off in the last half of 2016. The Essential Services Commission’s draft […]
5 May 2017 – Prof. David Hayward examines how an increased spend in the Victorian Budget 2017-2018 is possible because of a big increase in the level of privatisation activity - and how this brings risks.
5 May 2017 – This is another Victorian Budget with considerable investment in transport with nearly $4 billion allocated over the next four years, evenly split between road and public transport projects.Find more media releasesRead the VCOSS Voice blog