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As Victoria heads to the polls, VCOSS will examine the policies and promises of the major parties.
Featuring daily updates, expert analysis and our election promises tracker, we'll give you everything you need to vote for a Victoria without poverty.
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.
In the lead up to the 2014 Victorian Election we sat down with senior Ministers, Shadow Ministers and spokespeople from each of the major parties to explore their vision for a Victoria without poverty.
Watch the videos here.
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The Education Maintenance Allowance (EMA) helps low-income families meet school costs. From 2015, the EMA will no longer support individual students. This will affect more than 200,000 Victorian school students. Show your support and help ensure all Victorian children can participate in school opportunities.
Do Victorians want to live in a community that looks after its most vulnerable people or do we want to leave people further behind? This is the question we asked and the challenge we set for the major parties in the lead up to the 2014 State Election.
28 November 2014 – Many children, young people and families face complex challenges with interconnected causes that can make them vulnerable. There has been little specific focus in this state election campaign on the issues facing vulnerable children, young people and families, particularly those […]
28 November 2014 – Living costs always figure prominently in election debates and cover a wide range of issues from municipal rates to education costs. The most common issue currently bringing people to financial counsellors or emergency relief services, however, is energy costs – […]
28 November 2014 – Despite widespread concern about rising homelessness and rental stress in Victoria, neither the Coalition or ALP have made significant policy announcements on the issues of housing and homelessness. Earlier this year, VCOSS and six other peak bodies representing housing, […]
28 November 2014 – Education has featured prominently in this election. From early childhood education through to vocational education and training (VET), the major parties have made a number of significant funding commitments to help boost access to and participation in learning opportunities. The […]
28 November 2014 – Transport plays an essential role in people’s lives, because it gives them the freedom to get where they need to go. It enables people to access jobs, education, health services, community services, friends, family and support networks. By expanding travel […]Find more media releasesRead the VCOSS Voice blog