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

Apr 15

A quick note to Australia's new Disability Services Minister marking her first day in the job


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Mar 29

There are more than 130 changes to Victoria’s renting rules. Here are the key ones.


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Mar 24

A guest post from an angry NDIS participant, about what the proposed 'independent assessment' process will mean.


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Mar 16

It can be painful to tell our own stories (again, and again, and again…).


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Mar 10

Guest blog from Karen Dimmock, CEO of Association for Children with Disability.


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Feb 17

In an industry defined by short-term contracts and a mobile workforce, sometimes the challenge is being counted.


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Dec 1

What can you say to those who bang on about government debt? A lot, actually.


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Nov 24

"The pandemic has made bold interventions a necessity, and the government isn't missing its shot."


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Nov 6

For some of us, this is life and it does not end.


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Oct 20

It’s been really difficult, particularly with the lack of certainty.


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Sep 30

The Victorian Council of Social Service (VCOSS) welcomes this opportunity to respond to the Regulatory Impact Statement for the Proposed


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Sep 25

VCOSS submission to the 2020 Review of the Disability Standards for Education 2005   The Victorian Council of Social Service


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Sep 17

 Victorian Voices a special Facebook Live series brought to you in partnership with ABC Melbourne. This episode was aired


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I just pray every day that we will be allowed to go outside of the suburb, just to get food.


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Sep 16

Although COVID-19 has been devastating, it has given Meena chance to pause and map out where she wants to take


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Mandy Weber and her two teenage daughters face the prospect of homelessness for a sixth time once the JobSeeker Coronavirus


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John Doutch isn’t too fussed by the unfolding COVID-19 pandemic. “Us oldies, if I could put it that way, are


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“No one should have to be making choices between food and bills, medication and bills. But we are."


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Fear of COVID-19 has changed a lot of things in Ruth Skewes' life, but some things are too important to


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Bayu Pratama has been no stranger to racism since arriving in Australia from Jakarta eight years ago.


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Sep 10

 Victorian Voices a special Facebook Live series brought to you in partnership with ABC Melbourne. This episode was aired


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Sep 8

A monthly discussion forum to guide community organisations through the COVID-19 pandemic.


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Sep 3

Managing work, money, our health and legal rights during the pandemic.


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Aug 31

VCOSS Response to the Australian Building Codes Board Regulatory Impact Statement on the Proposal to Include Minimum Accessibility Standards in


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Aug 27

Investing in the community services industry is smart. It’s an investment in the future for the wellbeing of all Victorians.


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Aug 25

Victoria is currently experiencing disproportionately high rates of youth unemployment due to COVID-19 and this is expected to rise even


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Aug 17

VCOSS submission to Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability


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Aug 14

I could see the doctors talking but couldn’t understand what they were saying. It was very isolating.


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