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Policy and Advocacy

Policy and Advocacy

VCOSS raises awareness of the existence, causes and effects of poverty and inequality in Victoria. We select policy areas where we can have the most impact and and where there’s not already a strong voice in the community sector.

This includes researching and developing ideas for government and the community sector; responding to current and proposed government policies and practices; advocating for change using the media and direct lobbying, and; coordinating shared community sector responses to emerging issues.

How to use this page?

  • Click on a policy heading (right) to investigate a particular area in more detail.
  • Browse our detailed Victorian Budget policy submissions (below).

 

2016-17 Budget

State Budget Submission 2016-2017 – Putting people back in the picture
Download the full report (PDF).
View web version (HTML)
Download accessible word version (Word)

State Budget 2016-2017 – Snapshot Analysis

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2015-16 Budget

State Budget Submission 2015-2016 – Building a Victoria without Poverty
Download the full report (PDF).
View web version (HTML)
Download accessible word version (Word)

State Budget 2015-2016 – Snapshot Analysis

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2014-15 Budget

State Budget Submission 2014-2015 – Sharing the benefits
Read the VCOSS State Budget Submission 2014-15 outline.
Download the full report (PDF).
Media release.

State Budget Breakdown 2014-2015
Read the VCOSS State Budget Breakdown 2014-2015

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2013-14 Budget

State Budget Submission 2013 – 2014 – Delivering on the promise
Read the VCOSS State Budget Submission 2013-14 outline.
Download the full VCOSS State Budget Submission 2013-14 (PDF).

State Budget Analysis 2013 – 2014
Read the State Budget analysis

State Budget Submission – Delivering on the promise

2012-13 Budget

State Budget Submission – Stronger people, stronger state
Read the VCOSS State Budget Submission 2012-13 outline.
Read the full VCOSS State Budget Submission 2012-13 (at Issuu).
Download the full VCOSS State Budget Submission 2012-13 (PDF).

Rural and Regional edition
Read the VCOSS Rural and Regional State Budget Submission 2012-13 outline.
Read the full VCOSS Rural and Regional State Budget Submission 2012-13 (at Issuu).
Download the full VCOSS Rural and Regional State Budget Submission 2012-13 (PDF).

State Budget analysis
Read the VCOSS 2011-12 State Budget analysis.

 

2011-12

Read the full 2011-12 State Budget Submission.
Read the VCOSS 2011-12 State Budget analysis.

2010-11

Read the full 2010-11 State Budget Submission.
Read the executive summary of the 2010-11 State Budget Submission.
Read the Rural and Regional 2010-11 State Budget Submission.
Read the Memo to State Budget Committee: Time to support young Victorians.
Read the VCOSS 2010-11 State Budget analysis.

2009-10

Read the full 2009-10 State Budget Submission (PDFDOC).
Read the executive summary of the 2009-10 State Budget Submission (PDFDOC).
Read the VCOSS 2009-10 State Budget analysis.