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Strengthening the state: A snapshot of Victoria’s community sector charities

VCOSS Submission to21 May 2015  |  

A new VCOSS report gives a snapshot of the contribution of Victoria’s community sector charities to the state’s economy and society, with charities employing almost 97,000 people, generating about $13 billion in income a year and being supported by almost 135,000 volunteers.

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From Principles to Practice BLOG POST

From Principles to Practice

27 October 2014  |  

Achieving the best outcomes for clients, working in partnership and providing program flexibility are among 10 principles the Victorian Government has adopted for further developing its relationship with the community sector. A new VCOSS paper aims to help interpret the principles underpinning the government's services sector reform project, with examples of how they have been used in practice.

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From Principles to Practice

15 October 2014  |  

VCOSS has identified practical examples in the community sector, the Victorian Government, other Australian governments and overseas, which accord with the 10 principles from the Service Sector Reform project. However, there are barriers to their adoption by community services in Victoria - including cultural, regulatory and institutional levels. VCOSS believes that lessons drawn from this can assist the Government and the community sector to use the 10 principles to strengthen community services and produce better results for vulnerable and disadvantaged people. This paper is intended to assist community sector organisations seeking to influence the shape of community sector reforms and improve their relationship with Government.

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Community Sector Reform Council membership announced

10 December 2013  |  

The Minister for Community Services, the Hon. Mary Wooldridge MP, yesterday announced the composition of the Community Sector Reform Council.  The Council, which the Government announced at the release of Prof Peter Shergold’s final Service Sector Reform paper, will advise the Government on the implementation of community and human services reform. 

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