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New parents (Human Services Annual Report 2015) SUBMISSION

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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Inquiry into the impact on Victorian Government service delivery of changes to National Partnership Agreements

31 August 2015  |  

VCOSS welcomes this Inquiry into the impact on Victorian Government Service Delivery of changes to National Partnership Agreements. Many non-government community organisations receive funding through National Partnership Agreements to assist and benefit Victorians, particularly low-income and disadvantaged Victorians. VCOSS is concerned the removal of Commonwealth Government funding through National Partnership Agreements has the potential to further fragment the service system and entrench disadvantage.

Published by under Budget, Essential Services
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Submission to Melbourne Water price review

16 July 2015  |  

As part of the 2013-18 water pricing determinations, Melbourne Water was required to provide a new five-year price plan in 2016. This joint submission with the Consumer Utilities Advocacy Centre and the Consumer Action Law Centre makes recommendations on three aspects of the proposed plan: the approach taken to pay for the desalination plant, proposed changes to waterways and drainage charges for non-residential customers and their impacts on households, and Melbourne Water’s customer consultation methodology.

Published by under Essential Services