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Safeguarding quality services for people with disability

VCOSS submission on the NDIS Amendment (Quality and Safeguards Commission and Other Measures) Bill 201728 July 2017  |  

A robust system for quality and safeguarding will helps prevent people with disability experiencing harm and promotes high quality service delivery. It should reflect the lived experience of people with disability by actively involving them in every element.

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Measuring and managing NDIS scheme costs

VCOSS response to the Productivity Commission’s Position Paper on NDIS Costs19 July 2017  |  

VCOSS was overwhelmingly happy with the Productivity Commission’s Position Paper on NDIS Costs, particularly the Paper’s recommendations to provide pre-planning support, improve the planning process and skills of planners, and increase government transparency and accountability about service continuity for people ineligible for individual packages.

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Staying connected

Submission to the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission inquiry12 July 2017  |  

Victorians are being pushed to the edge by electricity price rises. Our bills are now the second highest in Australia (following South Australia). Electricity prices are rising faster than inflation, wages and income support payments. People are making trade-offs on food and other essentials, and sometimes experiencing great psychological stress, in order to stay connected.

Published by under Cost of Living
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Reducing trauma and delay for witnesses and victims

VCOSS Submission to the Victorian Criminal Procedure Reforms Paper19 June 2017  |  

Law reform to improve the court experience for victim/survivors of family violence and sexual assault have been ongoing for more than a decade in Victoria. However, the culture within the legal system in relation these crimes has proven difficult to shift.

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