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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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Vulnerable children and youth need more education support

10 June 2015  |  

The issues vulnerable children and young people face, and the important role the community sector and families play in supporting their learning and school engagement, are highlighted in VCOSS' submission to the Department of Education and Training (DET) review on strengthening regional relationships.

By under Advocacy, Children, Children and families, Community sector, Community sector strengthening, Education, EMA, Rural and regional, Uncategorized, Young people, Young People and Families
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Submission to Strengthening DET regional relationships and support review

4 June 2015  |  

This submission outlines VCOSS’ recommendations to help support children and young people who face disadvantage and barriers to fully accessing and participating in the education system. VCOSS also recommends that a broader approach be taken through this review, which takes into account the important role the community sector and families play in supporting children and young people’s learning and school engagement.

Published by under Education, EMA
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Auditor-General reveals impact of school costs for families

13 February 2015  |  

This week the Victorian Auditor General’s Office (VAGO) tabled a much anticipated audit into Additional School Costs for Families. Its objective was to assess whether the Department of Education and Training (DET) and government schools are managing parent education costs economically, efficiently and effectively and in accordance with legislation and policies.

By under Education, EMA
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ALP In Conversation

3 December 2014  |  

In the lead up to the 2014 State Election VCOSS sat down with James Merlino, Jenny Mikakos and Richard Wynne from the ALP to explore their vision for a Victoria without poverty.

By under Advocacy, Children, Children and families, Community sector, Community sector strengthening, cost of living, Disability, Disability, Education, Education, EMA, Equal Pay, Family violence, Housing, Housing, Indigenous, Justice, State Politics, Training and Development, Transport, Victorian state election, Workforce participation, Young people
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When a child’s greatest wish is an iPad for school

27 November 2014  |  

Children facing disadvantage need support to cover the rising costs of school, through a real replacement for the longstanding Education Maintenance Allowance, which is being scrapped next year. Read this story from MacKillop Family Services about one child's wish for an iPad to use in class.

By under Advocacy, Children, Children and families, Education, Education, EMA, State Politics, State Politics, Victorian state election, Young people
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