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Funding to develop an Aboriginal treaty, a LGBTI inclusive Victoria and implementing the state's multicultural policy are positive investments to improve social cohesion in the 2017 Victorian Budget.
While financial concerns are a problem for kinship carers, it is difficult to separate financial support for kinship carers from the other types of support they need.
This video, prepared for VCOSS’s 70th birthday celebration at the Melbourne Town Hall in November 2016, charts the organisation’s progress and evolution through the decades.
Victoria’s community sector charities are contributing billions to the state’s economy and creating thousands of jobs, despite suffering under convoluted and expensive reporting requirements, a VCOSS analysis has determined.
The Service Agreement is used as a standard agreement for the contracting of services from the community sector by the Department of Health and Human Services and the Department of Education and Training.
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.
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.
VCOSS welcomes the funding certainty provided to community sector organisations in the 2015-16 Victorian State Budget. The state government has allocated $935 million towards covering community sector wage increases mandated under the Equal Remuneration Order (ERO). This will assist community organisations to meet the costs of increased wages and attract and retain skilled, professional staff.