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2015 VCOSS-MAV Emergency Management Forum videos now online vcoss.org.au/blog/2015-vcos…
New Red Cross Reconciliation Action Plan aims to raise the organisation's Indigenous employment levels to 9%. vcoss.org.au/?p=16705
Victoria’s escalating rate of family violence demands a societal shift in thinking that calls our entire community to focus on preventing violence and keeping women, children and vulnerable members of our community safe.
Victoria’s community sector is a significant contributor to the state’s economy and society, as outlined in two new Victorian Council of Social Service reports.
This budget state budget contains a number of positive measures aimed at improving education, child protection, employment, public transport and reducing family violence.
In July and August 2015, the Victorian Council of Social Service (VCOSS) is hosting a series of consultation and information forums around Victoria about the current community sector environment, key issues for the VCOSS State Budget Submission 2016-17 and other policy priorities.
A new set of briefing papers outlines the climate of change for community organisations, explaining a range of parameters & models & opportunities and implications presented.
28 July 2015 – More than 120 people from across state and local government, community and social service organisations, emergency services organisations and academia attended the 2015 VCOSS-MAV Emergency Management Forum in June this year. The theme for the Forum was Vulnerable people in emergencies: Issues and initiatives.
27 July 2015 – A new Reconciliation Action Plan and new permanent signage to be displayed at all 350 Red Cross offices and sites around Australia acknowledging the Traditional Owners of the land, are some of the ways the Australian Red Cross marked NAIDOC Week this year.
23 July 2015 – Access to high quality Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC) promotes immediate and long-term benefits to the learning and wellbeing of children. However, despite these benefits many children from disadvantaged families continue to miss out on participating in quality ECEC services. And Australia is well below the OECD average when it comes to early childhood investment.
21 July 2015 – Connection to community, family and culture is fundamental to wellbeing of Aboriginal people. However, approximately 70 per cent of Aboriginal children in out-of-home care in Victoria in 2013-14 were placed with non-Aboriginal carers. The Commission for Children and Young People is now inquiring into compliance with the intent of the Aboriginal Child Placement Principle.
7 July 2015 – With the election of the Andrew’s government in November last year, the first half of 2015 has proved to be an extremely busy period, with a flurry of inquiries, reviews and consultations providing a multitude of opportunities for VCOSS to […]Find more media releasesRead the VCOSS Voice blog