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Improving transport for Victorians with limited mobility: Multi-purpose Taxi Program Discussion Paper

11 December 2015  |  

VCOSS believes the Multi-purpose Taxi Program (MPTP) can be transformed into a broader mobility assistance program subsidising a diversity of transport options for people with limited mobility, streamlining access to a variety of accessible transport assistance, and providing clear, factual information and education to assist people to maximise their mobility choices.

Published by under Disability, Disability, Transport, Transport

Towards better transport for regional Victoria

27 November 2015  |  

Public transport is important for people experiencing disadvantage because it allows people to access valuable life opportunities, including employment, education, health and community services and opportunities to participate in family and community life. VCOSS members report that many of the people they work with find it difficult to access their services, as well as healthcare, work and social activities, because of the lack of transport options in rural and regional Victoria.

By under Rural and regional, Transport, Transport

Time to scrap discriminatory penalty fares

19 November 2015  |  

It is time to scrap the discriminatory system of penalty fares on public transport, says the Victorian Council of Social Service, following today’s release of the Public Transport Ombudsman’s Annual Report showing a significant spike in the number of complaints about penalty fares and public transport fines.

Published by under cost of living, Transport

ALP In Conversation

3 December 2014  |  

In the lead up to the 2014 State Election VCOSS sat down with James Merlino, Jenny Mikakos and Richard Wynne from the ALP to explore their vision for a Victoria without poverty.

By under Advocacy, Children, Children and families, Community sector, Community sector strengthening, cost of living, Disability, Disability, Education, Education, EMA, Equal Pay, Family violence, Housing, Housing, Indigenous, Justice, State Politics, Training and Development, Transport, Victorian state election, Workforce participation, Young people