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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…
VCOSS supports options to strengthen rental laws to increase people’s ability to create a safe, stable and liveable home when renting. People facing poverty and disadvantage are more likely to live in rental housing than other Victorians.
Let’s not think for a moment that by moving people on or placing them in temporary accommodation like rooming houses and motels that the homelessness problem will go away.
Victoria has reached a sombre milestone, with a record 726,900 people now living in poverty.
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.
Victoria is fast becoming an outlier by not having minimum standards for rental properties
Take a walk down Bourke Street, under the gaze of Parliament House, and try telling a man sleeping rough on the pavement that he’s living in the world’s “most liveable city”.
Unfair fees and poor dispute resolution are ruining retirement for some, warns the Consumer Action Law Centre.
Disasters and emergencies such as bushfires, floods and heatwaves affect all Australians, no matter what their background or status. A new VCOSS report, Easing the crisis: Reducing risks for people experiencing homelessness in disasters and emergency events, states that people who are homeless – some of our most disadvantaged and marginalised community members – are at significantly greater risk from disasters and emergencies.