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In May each year, the Victorian Government publishes its budget for the year ahead, detailing spending in every area of State Government programs. Decisions in the budget affect the level of services and infrastructure available to low income and disadvantaged Victorians, the distribution of taxes, and the concessions and benefits that households receive.
This means that influencing the Budget is incredibly important to achieve VCOSS’ goal of advocating for the development of a sustainable, fair and equitable society. Each year VCOSS develops a state budget submission to government to influence budget decisions. This submission is distributed to all members of Victorian parliament, to key public servants and is available on our website.
State Budget Breakdown 2014-2015
Read the VCOSS State Budget Breakdown 2014-2015
State Budget Analysis 2013 – 2014
Read the State Budget analysis
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.
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.
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.