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Articles and analysis

VCOSS analysts regularly scrutinise unfolding social trends and new policy approaches, and discuss ways to create a fairer and more just society.

Jun 14

Lots of questions still need answering before the community services portable long service leave scheme starts on 1 July.


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May 24

Kate Colvin from Council to Homeless Persons shares budget priorities that can help thousands of Victorians facing homelessness.


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May 23

All kids in Victoria should be able to get to school, wherever they live and whatever their families’ circumstances.


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May 22

Energy costs are a big issue for all Victorians, especially those with health conditions or disability.


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May 13

Better workforce data would help us plan for the future and give us a stronger platform for the community sector.


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May 10

No matter what you call it, investing in communities works.


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May 7

There are two ways you know Victoria is on the right track with its plan to introduce some price controls


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May 6

Inclusionary zoning could make affordable housing more than an unattainable dream.


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Apr 29

We need a blueprint to help turn things around for thousands of young people trying to get a good job.


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Apr 24

VCOSS Submission to Issues Paper into the Social and Economic Benefits of Improving Mental Health Introduction Mental illness can affect


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Apr 16

Victoria cannot keep going this way on mental health: filling up hospital beds, reducing services, risking people’s lives.


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Apr 5

School ‘extras’ like camps, excursions, school swimming and other sports are a huge part of the school experience.


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Mar 25

More needs to be done for carers in LGBTIQ communities, writes Gabriel Aleksandrs from Drummond Street Services.


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Mar 20

The poverty rate for regional Victoria is a whopping 15.1%. This needs special attention.


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Mar 18

If you're struggling to pay high energy bills, your energy company must help you.


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