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Here are four kids explaining how they were forced to urinate on the floor of "isolation rooms" in Victorian prison… twitter.com/i/web/status/8…
"It is important not to abandon our commitment to a humane, age-appropriate youth justice system." twitter.com/CCYPVictoria/s…
Warnings a large number of people living with serious mental health conditions could miss out under the NDIS.… twitter.com/i/web/status/8…
Below are the latest submissions and reports published by VCOSS. You can also subscribe to the Documents RSS feed.
VCOSS believes the effects of climate change – including extreme weather and natural disasters – are profoundly discriminatory. Climate change can exacerbate the health, mental health, safety, financial and other socioeconomic aspects of people facing disadvantage, particularly those living on low incomes.
Submission to the 2015 Hazelwood Mine Fire Inquiry 2 Introduction VCOSS welcomes the opportunity to contribute to the 2015 re-opened Hazelwood Mine Fire Inquiry. This submission presents a range of issues and recommendations identified through consultation with VCOSS members and community sector organisations in Morwell affected by the Hazelwood fire.
Prepayment meters are often proposed as a solution to energy affordability for low-income households. We oppose them because they harm vulnerable customers. They don’t solve the problem they are supposed to, offer nothing to vulnerable consumers that cannot be delivered by other means, and cannot provide all the elements of the customer protection framework.
New restrictions on Victoria’s energy concessions will make it harder for some low income Victorians to access affordable electricity and gas, and discriminate against concession holders based upon their postcode, according to a new report from Consumer Action Law Centre and the Victorian Council of Social Service (VCOSS).
Keeping the lights on is our guide to what to do if households find themselves in hardship and face being disconnected from their gas or electricity supply.