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One of biggest problems coming out of Commission of Audit & Fed budget last year was focus on spending & failure to address revenue @ACOSS
We should not be going to the gst as an easy fix. It is a high risk strategy. Need broader debate that includes progressive reforms @ACOSS
The VCOSS 2015-16 state budget submission, Building a Victoria without poverty, sets out 12 immediate spending priority areas for this year’s state budget, and presents a series of practical proposals to address some of the biggest social issues facing Victoria.
Victoria’s unemployment rate is rising and it is people who already face disadvantage who are affected most often, for the longest periods, and with the most serious consequences. Tackling unemployment lays out the key strategies for a workforce participation plan to help all Victorians get back to work.
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Following the 2014 State Election, VCOSS summarised the significant social policies announced by the incoming ALP government. Catch up on our analysis here.
25 March 2015 – This guest post from VAADA, examines an evaluation they commissioned of the processes employed by the then Department of Health in the reform of Victoria’s alcohol and other drug (AOD) sector between 2011 and 2014.
20 March 2015 – An Auditor General report released today on Education Transitions found that while the Department of Education and Training (DET) has improved transitions from early childhood to primary school, it does not have a comparable strategy for the primary to secondary school transition.
19 March 2015 – Today’s report by the Auditor General provides further evidence to support VCOSS’ call for better ‘middle years’ transition planning for children moving from primary to secondary school.
19 March 2015 – Closing the Gap in health and social outcomes for Aboriginal Victorians will require strong partnerships throughout the community and must be a priority for all sides of politics.
17 March 2015 – With a shocking increase in the number Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children in out-of-home care in Victoria, VCOSS supports Commissioner for Aboriginal Children and Young People Andrew Jackomos' call for a statewide, strategic approach to addressing the growing crisis of Aboriginal children in care.Find more media releasesRead the VCOSS Voice blog