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Preparing the vulnerable for climate change

19 August 2014  |  Climate change is not just an environmental issue – it is a social justice issue. Floods, droughts, heatwaves and fires hit people facing disadvantage the hardest and we need to help them understand, prepare for and respond to the risks.
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Auditor-General Report shines light on bus network – VCOSS calls for investment

6 August 2014  |  Victorian Auditor-General’s report, Co-ordinating Public Transport, found that only 21 per cent of train arrivals at key stations on Melbourne’s train lines connect with a bus. This shows the woeful level of bus-train co-ordination in Melbourne’s public transport system, and supports VCOSS’ calls for investment in expanding the bus network in our State Election Platform.
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“You can’t buy a second-hand camp”

21 July 2014  |  Cover the Costs to support all students to take part at school More than 200,000 Victorian school students – almost one quarter of all students across the government, non-government and catholic sectors – currently receive the Education Maintenance Allowance (EMA). […]
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NAIDOC Week 2014: Time for Constitutional Recognition

11 July 2014  |  VCOSS is celebrating NAIDOC week 2014 from 6 – 13 July. NAIDOC is a time to celebrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and an opportunity to recognise the contributions that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians make to our […]
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