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Media release

Productivity Commission shows need for security of tenure and more social housing

1 December 2015 – Today’s report released by the Productivity Commission: Housing Decisions of Older Australians shows the need for stronger security of tenure in the private rental market, and to expand social housing, says the Victorian Council of Social Service.

Blog post

Support all young people to achieve their potential and live fulfilling, happy lives

1 December 2015 – VCOSS welcomes the opportunity to respond to the government’s What’s important to YOUth? Discussion Paper and contribute to the development of a new whole-of-government youth policy. We commend the commitment to address gaps in support for young people experiencing disadvantage. […]

Media release

Victoria needs to unleash the power of local communities to solve entrenched disadvantage

30 November 2015 – VCOSS is calling on the Victorian Government to take a new approach to solve entrenched disadvantage, and allow local communities to be partners in solving social problems through local leadership and collaboration.

Blog post

Towards better transport for regional Victoria

27 November 2015 – Public transport is important for people experiencing disadvantage because it allows people to access valuable life opportunities, including employment, education, health and community services and opportunities to participate in family and community life. VCOSS members report that many of the […]

Media release

Impending fire season poses extra risk for uninsured people on low-incomes

27 November 2015 – The looming fire season poses an extra risk for lower income Victorians who are unable to afford adequate insurance to cover them in the face of catastrophic property loss.

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Events Calendar


Workshop: Approaching countertransference
World Aids Day Launch
The Purse Project (FREE Shepparton workshop)
Workshop: How to deal with everyday conflict in the workplace
The Purse Project (FREE Hastings workshop)
Social Policy and Individualised Rights Symposium
CASR Symposium: Social Policy and Individualised Rights
CASR Symposium: Social Policy and Individualised Rights
Tax Concessions for Not-for-profits Webinar
Impact Investing for NFPs Webinar
The Purse Project (FREE Bendigo workshop)
The Purse Project (FREE Frankston workshop)
Getting Started Webinar for NFPs

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