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Our economic system privileges the wealthy and entrenches poverty and disadvantage. It's time to change that. @EmmaKingVic
Poverty is not a static condition. Most people in US will enter & leave 4 or 5 times in their lives. 45 million poor in US @triplejHack
Victoria’s escalating rate of family violence demands a societal shift in thinking that calls our entire community to focus on preventing violence and keeping women, children and vulnerable members of our community safe.
RMIT University and VCOSS are proud to present an exciting new Industry Fellowship Research Program, aiming to further enhance the research capability of Victoria’s community service sector.
Victoria’s community sector is a significant contributor to the state’s economy and society, as outlined in two new Victorian Council of Social Service reports.
This budget state budget contains a number of positive measures aimed at improving education, child protection, employment, public transport and reducing family violence.
In July and August 2015, the Victorian Council of Social Service (VCOSS) is hosting a series of consultation and information forums around Victoria about the current community sector environment, key issues for the VCOSS State Budget Submission 2016-17 and other policy priorities.
A new set of briefing papers outlines the climate of change for community organisations, explaining a range of parameters & models & opportunities and implications presented.
1 July 2015 – Deborah Fewster is the Head of Policy, Advocacy and Government Relations at Melbourne City Mission. In this guest post she outlines the work being done at Melbourne City Mission’s Melbourne Academy to support students to remain engaged in education.
26 June 2015 – The Andrews Government’s latest statement on energy efficiency shows Victoria is on the right path to using energy efficiency as an important tool to help low-income households manage their energy costs, according to the Victorian Council of Social Service. “Saving […]
25 June 2015 – Victoria’s tenancy laws should be reformed to reflect the reality of long-term renting and provide greater protections and security for renters.
24 June 2015 – The review of Victoria’s Charter of Human Rights is a chance to strengthen the protection and promotion of human rights. With the Victorian Government currently looking at ways to improve the Charter’s effectiveness and operation as part of a long-term […]
17 June 2015 – One year on from the Hazelwood mine fire, the communities of Morwell and the broader Latrobe Valley are calling for an urgent long-term strategy to deal with the ongoing economic and social impacts of the fire as well as pre-existing disadvantage.Find more media releasesRead the VCOSS Voice blog