VCOSS is the peak body for Victoria’s social and community sector, and the state’s premier social advocacy body.

VCOSS is urging all Victorians to vote in support of a First Nations Voice to Federal Parliament.

2023 VCOSS Victorian Budget Submission

Coming soon after an 2022 Victorian election, this carefully focused submission is geared towards helping the re-elected Government realise its progressive goals and promises.

Recommendations fit thematically into two broad streams. Measures that:

  1. Directly assist with the smooth and timely delivery of election promises, and
  2. Align with the Government’s existing reform agenda.

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VCOSS acknowledges the Traditional Owners of Country. We pay respect to Elders past and present, and to emerging leaders. Our business is conducted our business on sovereign, unceded Aboriginal land.

We support a First Nations Voice to Federal Parliament. This year, you have the opportunity to vote YES for change.