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More charts from McClure. Employment by industry type. Health care & social assistance biggest employers in Oz pic.twitter.com/q17MdSEIJA
@VCOSS That's a lot of people on the tiered working age payment...
Victoria’s unemployment rate is rising and it is people who already face disadvantage who are affected most often, for the longest periods, and with the most serious consequences. Tackling unemployment lays out the key strategies for a workforce participation plan to help all Victorians get back to work.
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Victoria’s prisoners are overwhelmingly people who have faced significant disadvantage in their lives. A VCOSS submission to the Victorian Ombudsman's office advocates for a comprehensive strategy that focuses specifically on the unique needs of vulnerable groups to help prevent further reoffending.
Following the 2014 State Election, VCOSS summarised the significant social policies announced by the incoming ALP government. Catch up on our analysis here.
26 February 2015 – The Welfare Review Report released yesterday outlines the biggest reform to Australia's social security system proposed in decades. In this post, Peter Davidson outlines what the changes mean and where the gaps will lie.
23 February 2015 – The commencement of the Royal Commission and the increased support for organisations to be able to cope with increased demand is welcome news, yet it remains uncertain exactly how the commission process will work and how the extra funding will be allocated.
20 February 2015 – Today’s Productivity Commission report on Childcare and Early Learning contains positive recommendations about increasing access to early childhood education for children at risk of abuse and neglect.
18 February 2015 – A review of the hardship practices of energy companies announced by the Andrews Government today will be an important opportunity to improve protections for Victorians who are struggling to meet spiralling electricity and gas costs.
13 February 2015 – This week the Victorian Auditor General’s Office (VAGO) tabled a much anticipated audit into Additional School Costs for Families. Its objective was to assess whether the Department of Education and Training (DET) and government schools are managing parent education costs […]Find more media releasesRead the VCOSS Voice blog