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The Victorian Government has released Building from Strength, a 10-year plan for Victoria’s future family violence workforce. Read it here.
New social housing should proceed as quickly as possible, and the Victorian Government should maximise the potential social housing yield on existing sites by seeking to leverage the best possible returns on high value land.
The 2016-17 VCOSS Annual Report is now available.
5 December 2017 – Victoria’s big power companies have flagged significant price hikes for 2018 and must increase relief by an equal measure, according to the Victorian Council of Social Service. The big energy providers’ basic standing offers are set to increase by about 9.4% (AGL), 13.7% (Energy Australia) and […]
1 December 2017 – Young people are falling through gaps in support systems, couch surfing in widespread numbers, with little formal support or protection. Escaping family violence, their options are few, a new WEstjustice report shows.
30 November 2017 – Know what to do before, during and after the storm and who to contact if you need help.
30 November 2017 – VCOSS has joined a coalition of justice, human rights, social service and Aboriginal organisations to call on the Victorian Government to raise the age of criminal responsibility from 10 to 14 years. Representatives of more than 60 organisations—including Amnesty International, […]
28 November 2017 – Güler Altunbas' story of reclaiming her happiness after a lifetime of physical, emotional and sexual violence.Find more media releasesRead the VCOSS Voice blog