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Below are the latest submissions and reports published by VCOSS. You can also subscribe to the Documents RSS feed.
VCOSS recognises the key role that the Vocational Education and Training (VET) sector plays in supporting the Victorian economy and community, both at a national and state level. VET provides an important pathway to employment. Paid employment prevents poverty, enabling people to earn enough income to participate more fully in society. It can help lower rates of financial crisis, homelessness, family conflict and violence, alcohol and other drug use, physical and mental health problems, disengagement from education and contact with the justice system.
Submission to the 2015 Hazelwood Mine Fire Inquiry 2 Introduction VCOSS welcomes the opportunity to contribute to the 2015 re-opened Hazelwood Mine Fire Inquiry. This submission presents a range of issues and recommendations identified through consultation with VCOSS members and community sector organisations in Morwell affected by the Hazelwood fire.
This report is the Victorian Council of Social Service’s pre-election statement, which seeks to encourage a new social policy vision among candidates in the 2006 state election. VCOSS calls for policies that will build a strong and fair community in which all Victorians will have access to food, health care, education, employment and justice, and a place to live. The report expands on five key areas VCOSS believes the elected Victorian Government must deliver to make such a strong community possible.