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

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

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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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2015-16 State Budget Snapshot: Strengthening the community sector to help people thrive

8 May 2015  |  

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.

By under Budget, Community sector, Sector Sustainability, Sector Sustainability Newsletters, State Budget
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International Women’s Day: Gender inequality, are we progressing?

10 March 2015  |  

Forty years since women earned the right to equal pay for equal work, it is a poor reflection on Australia that as International Women’s Day was marked around the world this week, the Australian Bureau of Statistics reported the gender pay gap in this country had reached a 20-year high.

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