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VCOSS represents charities, frontline service organisations, social advocacy bodies, awareness groups and everyday people experiencing poverty, disadvantage, exclusion or discrimination. We are not a direct service organisation. Our work includes advocacy, policy development and building the capabilities of social service bodies.

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Media Releases

Nov 28

The Commission is giving us an early look at the first steps for a system that works.

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Nov 12

The Victorian Government has unveiled an impressive though imperfect list of minimum standards for rental properties

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Oct 20

It shouldn’t just be the ‘healthy and wealthy’ who are supported through climate change.

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Analysis and commentary


The Mental Health Royal Commission's nine priority recommendations, summarised and analysed.

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Major VCOSS report on how Victoria can take climate action that is fair and equitable.

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VCOSS submission to the Royal Commission into Victoria’s Mental Health System

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Newstart is not working. $40 per day is too low to get people through tough times.

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There’s no doubt about it; Australia’s housing system is broken. Change is needed.

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Securing change for Victorians with disability.

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