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Rehabilitation, mental health & addiction programs trump prisons any day, says veteran crime writer John Silvester. theage.com.au/victoria/law-a…
If housing was considered in inflation data (a key cost-of-living gauge), the rate would be "significantly higher".… twitter.com/i/web/status/8…
VCOSS analysis of the 2009-10 State Budget evaluates the Government’s new spending initiatives against our budget priorities. Budget wins in 2009 included:
VCOSS also welcomed the increase in the water concession cap and increased price indexation for community sector services, as well as significant investments in transport, education, early childhood development, out of home care and housing funded through federal Nation Building programs.
Expectations not met in the budget included resources critically needed in supported accommodation for people with disabilities, generalist services for young people and early intervention family support services.
Read the 2009–10 State Budget Submission.
VCOSS welcomes the increased investment in services for children and families in the 2009-10 State Budget. This investment is one of the most significant in a number of years and builds on recent reforms. While welcome, more needs to be…...Read more