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It is increasingly tough to stay connected to power and providing support for people in payment difficulty is more important than ever.
Governments should begin harnessing the power of community organisations in disaster planning, according to a new report from the Victorian Council of Social Service.
Among welcome measures, Victoria's new 'supermax' youth jail represents a missed opportunity to create a world-class youth justice system.
There is a reason VCOSS called the 2017 Victorian Budget "a budget with a heart". It contains a historic and phenomenal $1.9 billion to combat family violence. Get all the details here.
Recovery from an emergency cannot be resilient unless the community is resilient to begin with.
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.
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.
Changes to the youth justice system announced today are a retrograde step that will not improve community safety, the Victorian Council of Social Service has warned.
Tens of thousands of Australians have been issued with trumped up debt notices. Then they're guilted and cajoled into paying money they might not even owe. Enough is enough.