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2014 State Election
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Voting for a Victoria without poverty – Children, young people and families

28 November 2014 – Many children, young people and families face complex challenges with interconnected causes that can make them vulnerable. There has been little specific focus in this state election campaign on the issues facing vulnerable children, young people and families, particularly those […]


2014 State Election
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Voting for a Victoria without poverty – Energy costs

28 November 2014 – Living costs always figure prominently in election debates and cover a wide range of issues from municipal rates to education costs. The most common issue currently bringing people to financial counsellors or emergency relief services, however, is energy costs – […]


2014 State Election
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Voting for a Victoria without poverty – Housing and Homelessness

28 November 2014 –   Despite widespread concern about rising homelessness and rental stress in Victoria, neither the Coalition or ALP have made significant policy announcements on the issues of housing and homelessness. Earlier this year, VCOSS and six other peak bodies representing housing, […]


2014 State Election
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Voting for a Victoria without poverty – Education

28 November 2014 – Education has featured prominently in this election. From early childhood education through to vocational education and training (VET), the major parties have made a number of significant funding commitments to help boost access to and participation in learning opportunities. The […]


2014 State Election
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Voting for a Victoria without poverty – Transport

28 November 2014 – Transport plays an essential role in people’s lives, because it gives them the freedom to get where they need to go. It enables people to access jobs, education, health services, community services, friends, family and support networks. By expanding travel […]

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