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Overall, Victoria is experiencing growth and prosperity. Yet it is not reaching everyone. Inequality is growing. VCOSS is proposing a range of targeted investments to turn the tide and ensure all Victorians can reach their potential.
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23 March 2017 – Victorians will be rightly horrified by the revelations in The Same Four Walls, a new investigation into cruel and ineffective management techniques being used in our youth prisons. The report from the Commission for Children and Young People, finds staff […]
22 March 2017 – Did you know a large number of people living with serious mental health conditions—up to 10,000 in Victoria alone—could miss out under the National Disability Insurance Scheme.
15 March 2017 – When we place more demands on our foster carers, we have a responsibility to provide them with additional support.
8 March 2017 – Sending more and more people to prison is not making Victoria any safer. Through justice reinvestment we can redirect prison dollars to community programs that help stop crime occurring in the first place.
2 March 2017 – Victoria’s peak social advocacy body has given qualified support to a State Government plan to make it easier for renters to broker five-year tenancy deals. The below remarks are attributable to Victorian Council of Social Service CEO Emma King: “VCOSS […]Find more media releasesRead the VCOSS Voice blog