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Victoria has reached a sombre milestone, with a record 726,900 people now living in poverty.
Working closely with people in the community is one of the best ways to design services and programs that will help them overcome the forms of disadvantage they face, a new VCOSS paper says. Walk alongside outlines co-design principles and practices to help bring people, community workers and the government together to best design the social programs, services and support people need.
The Department of Social Services (DSS) tendering process has hindered innovative service delivery and outcomes for people facing disadvantage, a federal parliamentary inquiry interim report has stated.
The Welfare Review Report released yesterday outlines the biggest reform to Australia's social security system proposed in decades. In this post, Peter Davidson outlines what the changes mean and where the gaps will lie.
New figures revealing that more than one million Victorians are living near or below the poverty line paint an alarming picture of increasing disadvantage across the state and must galvanise action to address the underlying causes of poverty.
The interim report of the Review of Australia’s Welfare System was released for public comment and the consultation and submission process is open until Friday 8 August.
A recent public health study revealed that poverty has a greater impact on child development than the use of cocaine during pregnancy. Dr Gemma Carey from the Centre for Excellence in Intervention & Prevention Science and Liz Callaghan from Catholic Health Australia note that “this type of research packs a serious punch when it comes to advocating for social policy change”.