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40% of households earning below 40k p.a don't have internet access. A modern neccesity for most, but unaffordable for others. @774melbourne
"Struggle Street is a decent opportunity – if we don't all stuff it up." The focus must be on the causes of poverty. m.theage.com.au/entertainment…
Fees, fines set to climb across Vic. bit.ly/28W23xP 😭 This will hit the already disadvantaged. Hardship policies will be crucial.
The VCOSS magazine Insight is the only publication of its kind in Australia.
Focused on finding ways to end poverty and disadvantage and making the clear case for change, it explores important themes and features research, ideas, analysis and commentary from leading thinkers and practitioners on social justice. Insight is published three times a year by VCOSS, with national editions in collaboration with the Australian Council of Social Service (ACOSS).
Each of VCOSS’ member organisations receive a free copy of Insight.
Below are the latest Insight Issues published by VCOSS. You can also subscribe to the Insight Issues RSS feed.
This edition of Insight aims to help tell the stories of people with a lived experience of disadvantage, amplifying their voices, and helping put people back in the picture when designing social policy and delivering support.
This edition of Insight seeks to promote the opportunities that exist in our current accelerated climate of change, exploring methods of policy design, program delivery and reform that enable us to collaborate within and across sectors, and with our communities, for more effective change.
Do Victorians want to live in a community that looks after its most vulnerable people or do we want to leave people further behind? This is the question we asked and the challenge we set for the major parties in the lead up to the 2014 State Election.
This issue of Insight examines the needs of communities on Melbourne's outer fringe. From Melton to the Yarra Ranges, Whittlesea to Mornington, our fringe communities circling Melbourne need greater investment in services including transport, healthcare, jobs, housing, emergency management.
In this edition Editorial Carolyn Atkins, Acting VCOSS CEO Download PDF
In this edition Editorial 2022: the future is here The issue of sector sustainability has been on the agenda for some time. Former VCOSS CEO Cath Smith looks back on a decade of looking forward and finds the seeds of an exciting, if challenging, future. Download PDF
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