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Help make housing affordable for people facing disadvantage

28 April 2016  |  

Summary The 2016 Victorian Budget includes considerable investment in housing and homelessness in response to the Family Violence Royal Commission, in the form of a family violence housing blitz. This $152m package over two years contains many pleasing initiatives.

By under #budget-response, Homelessness, Housing, Housing, Planning, State Budget, State Politics, Urban Planning, Urban policy
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Strengthen community organisations to help people fulfil their potential

28 April 2016  |  

The decline in real funding for community organisations continues, while funding for community sector wage rises incurred as a result of the Equal Remuneration Order will be covered by the Victorian government, as announced in last year’s budget.

By under #budget-response, Advocacy, Budget, Community sector, Community sector strengthening, State Budget, State Politics, State Politics
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Improve the lives of people with disability and carers

28 April 2016  |  

The NDIS is a chance to improve the lives of people with disability, however, is a major change in the way services are provided. People with disability and disability service organisations need support to manage the change. VCOSS is pleased the state government has committed funds to close the last disability institution in Victoria and provide additional support for the transition to the NDIS.

By under #budget-response, Advocacy, Budget, Disability, State Budget, State Politics

Landmark family violence report a turning point in addressing the scourge of family violence

30 March 2016  |  

The Victorian Council of Social Service has said the report delivered by the Royal Commission into Family Violence is “a landmark moment and a turning point in addressing the scourge of family violence in Victoria”.

Published by under Advocacy, Children, Children and families, Community sector, Community sector strengthening, Disability, Energy and Water, Essential Services, Family violence, Housing, State Budget, State Politics, Women, Young People and Families
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Vulnerable children and communities benefit from holistic support from integrated services

7 March 2016  |  

VCOSS recently published its 2016-17 State Budget Submission: Putting people back in the picture. It puts forward a proposal to provide children and families with holistic support from integrated services.

By under Advocacy, Budget, Children, Children and families, Community sector, Education, Rural and regional, State Budget, Uncategorized, Young People and Families