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Community resilience needs building long before an emergency event

VCOSS Submission to Emergency Management Victoria’s Resilient Recovery Discussion Paper3 May 2017  |  

Recovery from an emergency cannot be resilient unless the community is resilient to begin with.

Published by under Advocacy, Climate change, Community sector, Community sector strengthening, EMA, Emergency management, Emergency management, Emergency relief, Policy Areas, Rural and regional, Submission
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Kinship carers need much more than a fairer payment system

VCOSS submission to the Victorian Ombudsman’s investigation28 April 2017  |  

While financial concerns are a problem for kinship carers, it is difficult to separate financial support for kinship carers from the other types of support they need.

Published by under Advocacy, Carers, Children, Children and families, Pay Equity, Policy Areas, Young People and Families
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Preventing financial crisis and exclusion

VCOSS Submission in response to the proposed redesign of the Financial Wellbeing and Capability Activity18 April 2017  |  

VCOSS views the proposed redesign as an opportunity to strengthen, rather than diminish, financial wellbeing and capability services, particularly at a time of heightened financial stress.

Published by under Advocacy, Children, Community sector, Community sector strengthening, cost of living, Disability, Emergency management, Emergency relief, Essential Services, Housing, Policy Areas