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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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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
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Strengthen community organisations to help people fulfil their potential

28 April 2016  |  

The decline in real funding for community organisations continues, while funding for community sector wage rises incurred as a result of the Equal Remuneration Order will be covered by the Victorian government, as announced in last year’s budget.

By under #budget-response, Advocacy, Budget, Community sector, Community sector strengthening, State Budget, State Politics, State Politics
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Landmark family violence report a turning point in addressing the scourge of family violence

30 March 2016  |  

The Victorian Council of Social Service has said the report delivered by the Royal Commission into Family Violence is “a landmark moment and a turning point in addressing the scourge of family violence in Victoria”.

Published by under Advocacy, Children, Children and families, Community sector, Community sector strengthening, Disability, Energy and Water, Essential Services, Family violence, Housing, State Budget, State Politics, Women, Young People and Families
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Hazelwood Mine Fire report makes strong recommendations for improving people’s health and reducing disadvantage

11 February 2016  |  

A new Hazelwood Mine Fire Inquiry report makes strong recommendations for place-based, community building approaches to help improve the health and wellbeing of people living in the Latrobe Valley, and reduce the level of social disadvantage they face.

By under Advocacy, Community sector strengthening, Rural and regional, State Politics
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