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New school funding model fails the fairness test

17 September 2014 – A State Government proposal to give more money to some disadvantaged schools, will actually remove targeted assistance for education costs and leave thousands of students unable to participate in the opportunities school has to offer.


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What do Federal Budget proposals mean for vulnerable young people?

11 September 2014 – Victoria's community sector has deep concerns about what the Federal Government's 'earn or learn' proposals would mean for vulnerable young people.


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Time for energy retailers to respect customers in hardship

9 September 2014 – Spiralling energy costs are forcing more people into hardship and are consistently cited as one of the biggest cost imposts on households. Consumer Action’s Problems with Payment report presents the experience of real people finding it hard to pay their energy bills.


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Hazelwood mine fire added ‘insult to an already vulnerable community’

4 September 2014 – The Hazelwood Mine Fire Board of Inquiry has found that the Hazelwood mine fire ‘added further insult to the already vulnerable community’ of Morwell.


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Raising Voices Against Violence for women with disabilities

3 September 2014 – Women with disabilities experience higher rates of violence against them than women in the general community, but are often too scared to report it.

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