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Ombudsman report shows it is time to rethink approach to crime

17 September 2015  |  

VCOSS welcomes the recommendations of the Victorian Ombudsman in her Investigation into the rehabilitation and reintegration of prisoners in Victoria report, describing them as a broad-ranging and well-targeted set of recommendations that if implemented, would help make Victoria a safer state.

Published under Justice, Justice

Disadvantaged young people need better education support

7 September 2015  |  

A State Government report has found broad community consensus that too many young people from disadvantaged backgrounds are missing out on the opportunities of education and that more must be done to support them through school.

Published under Education

Energy hardship review must put customers first

1 September 2015  |  

Stronger protections and better support for energy customers facing hardship must be at the centre of any response to Victoria’s spiralling rate of electricity and gas disconnections, says the Victorian Council of Social Service.

World’s most liveable city? Only for some

18 August 2015  |  

Melbourne being named the world’s most liveable city by the Economist Intelligence Unit for the fifth year running fails to recognise the growing disparity between those who can afford to live where there are jobs and services, and those who are living in areas of high unemployment, poor transport and entrenched disadvantage

Published under Planning