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Recovery from an emergency cannot be resilient unless the community is resilient to begin with.
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.
When a major earthquake shook Christchurch in September 2010, bridges and buildings weren’t the only things put under pressure.
Find out how community organisations and local government can work more closely together when managing disasters and emergency events.
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.
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”.
VCOSS has endorsed a statement from the Climate Council calling for an urgent and whole-of-government response to the rising numbers of deadly heatwaves.