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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.

Subscribe or order additional copies. We also welcome advertising and sponsorship. Contact Publications Editor Kellee Nolan or phone 03 9235 1000.

Below are the latest Insight Issues published by VCOSS. You can also subscribe to the Insight Issues RSS feed.

Insight - On the fringes: Tale of two cities

Insight 10: On the Fringes – Tale of two cities

7 August 2014  |  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.
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Issue 8: Crime and Justice

25 June 2013  |  In this edition Editorial Carolyn Atkins, Acting VCOSS CEO Download PDF Myths, misinformation and missed opportunities We should want to prevent crime, not just punish it. Hugh de Kretser says there is no excuse for the failure of governments to […]
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Issue 7: Sustainable sector – changes and challenges

17 September 2012  |  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 […]
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Issue 5: Emergency management – Trauma and resilience

14 December 2011  |  In this edition Click on the article title to launch the online reader. Editorial Cath Smith, VCOSS CEO Download PDF Aftershock: the ongoing impacts of disasters Carolyn Atkins Download PDF VCOSS vox pop Download PDF Letter from Christchurch Christine Hendry […]
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Issue 4: Fair Share – The Tax Edition

10 September 2011  |  A special national edition of Insight, published by VCOSS in collaboration with the Australian Council of Social Service (ACOSS). In this edition Click on the article title to launch the online reader. Editorial Cath Smith, VCOSS CEO Download PDF Taxing […]
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Issue 3: Setting the Agenda

9 June 2011  |  Back to the future?, On the Agenda, VCOSS vox pop, In conversation, Jeff's agenda, Harder Labor? All in the family, Contradictions of wealth, Binding values, View from the UK, Changing focus, Advocating for advocacy, The two of us
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Issue 2: Framing the future

3 November 2010  |  In this edition Homelessness Download PDF Beyond trauma Michael Perusco, CEO Sacred Heart Mission Many people who are chronically homeless experience the effects of prolonged and repeated traumas. A look at one program that seeks to shift the way we […]
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Issue 1: Cities in crisis?

10 June 2010  |  In this edition Top of the Pops Jane-Frances Kelly & Helen Morrow, Grattan Institute Melbourne often ‘tops the pops’ in the Most Liveable Cities of the World charts, but what don’t those league tables look at? Download PDF Melbourne: you […]
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