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Vulnerable people most at risk in disasters

13 June 2014  |  Socially vulnerable people are being put at increased risk of harm and death during emergencies due to a failure to plan for their needs, according to a report released today by the Victorian Council of Social Service. “Disasters and emergencies such […]

New family violence funding an important step

30 May 2014  |  New funding to protect and support women and children at risk of family violence, announced by Premier Denis Napthine at the VCOSS 2014 Summit, is a welcome step towards addressing one of the most pressing issues in our community.

Building a Victoria Without Poverty

30 May 2014  |  The VCOSS State Election Platform 2014 – Victoria Without Poverty outlines the top 12 ways to immediately begin building a Victoria without poverty, and the full vision for achieving it, in the next term of government.

Royal Commission into violence against women an important step

17 May 2014  |  The announcement from Victorian ALP Leader Daniel Andrews that, if elected, they will hold a Royal Commission into family violence is welcome recognition of the need to elevate our responses to one of the most serious and pervasive issues facing […]

Federal Budget hurts poorest the hardest

14 May 2014  |  Federal Budget cuts will overwhelmingly hurt the poorest in our community the hardest and create an uncertain future for a number of important state-based programs and services.

Support needed to stop young people falling through the gaps

12 May 2014  |  Revelations that more than 10,000 children and young people are disengaging from schools, training and apprenticeships every year must prompt action to ensure we do not consign future generations to poverty and disadvantage, according to the Victorian Council of Social […]

New plan to improve Victoria’s social housing system

2 April 2014  |  An investment in 800 additional social housing units per year is urgently required to address Victoria’s worsening housing situation for people on low incomes, according to seven Victorian peak bodies concerned with housing affordability. In an unprecedented move, the peak […]