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Save Foster Care: the Pozible campaign

23 October 2014 – With foster carers being offered unacceptably low levels of support, recognition and respect and leaving the system in droves, the Foster Care Association Victoria and Berry Street are banding together to call on all Victorian politicians to Save Foster Care.


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Vulnerable Australians most at risk from climate change

22 October 2014 – The impacts of climate change will hit those facing disadvantage much harder than others in the community, the recent Climate Adaptation 2014 Future Challenges conference has heard.


Rural scene
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Justice and disadvantage? Just add rurality….

20 October 2014 – Major changes to our justice system are needed to improve access to justice for people living in rural and regional areas.


EmergencyManagement
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Governments under-invest in natural disaster mitigation: Productivity Commission

17 October 2014 – The Australian Government’s Productivity Commission’s recently released Natural Disaster Funding Draft Report argues that a greater focus on mitigation would limit the impact of natural disasters, and the Australian Government should increase mitigation funding to the States.


EWOV Annual Report
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Energy retailers need to lift their game to prevent disconnections

16 October 2014 – Today, more than 300 people will phone the Energy and Water Ombudsman Victoria (EWOV) with a complaint about their energy retailer. Sixty of them will be calling about a payment issue, and 35 of them will have been threatened with disconnection or already been disconnected. Almost four in every five customers with credit-related issues tried two or more times to sort it out with their retailer first; and almost a third tried five or more times. It's time for energy retailers to lift their game.

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