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The 2016/17 Victorian Budget includes welcome measures to support people facing disadvantage and hardship, while leaving scope for further initiatives in the fight against poverty and inequality.
From gatherings in community halls, to the corridors of Parliament, and the boardrooms of business, people have power right across the spectrum to raise their voices and fight for a fair and just society. Insight 15 – People taking power describes the many ways this is being done right across Victoria.
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21 July 2016 – Australia’s ageing population and the rollout of the NDIS will turbocharge demand a whole new 'support and care’ workfroce over the next decade. Are we ready for this jobs boom? [Speech]
20 July 2016 – A new Victorian strategy for Aboriginal health and wellbeing will need to involve Aboriginal people in all aspects, from development to delivery and evaluation, and build on strong foundations of culture and community, to have the best chance of succeeding.
1 July 2016 – The National Disability Insurance Scheme will give people with disability many things, including choice, control, and a lifetime approach to their needs. But these advancements must not come at the expense of something equally important: their voice.
29 June 2016 – Low-income earners tend to live in areas or conditions more likely to be adversely affected by climate change, and have far less ability to move or adjust their living circumstances to adapt to it.
29 June 2016 – Managing volunteers who turn up after an emergency or during a crisis is crucially important, writes Volunteering Victoria CEO Sue Noble.Find more media releasesRead the VCOSS Voice blog