VCOSS works towards a society free from poverty, where all people are supported to thrive.

We represent charities, frontline service organisations and social advocacy bodies.

Our work includes policy development, advocacy and building the capabilities of social service bodies.

We give people experiencing poverty a voice in policy formulation and public debates, fostering a greater understanding of the true causes and effects of disadvantage.


News Releases

Jul 12

Recognition must be more than words. Words alone cannot soothe our nation.


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Jul 8

The NDIA must move from its ‘hands off’ approach to market oversight in favour of active market stewardship.


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Jul 3

VCOSS is applauding a shift towards bipartisanship on the traditional political battleground of ‘law and order’.


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Analysis and commentary

 


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


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Climate change is, among other things, an unconscionable assault on the poor.


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Kate Colvin from Council to Homeless Persons shares budget priorities that can help thousands of Victorians facing homelessness.


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Campaigns 

 


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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