Monthly Archives: November 2015


The VCOSS 2016-17 State Budget Submission is about putting people back in the picture when designing social systems and delivering


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VCOSS is calling on the Victorian Government to take a new approach to solve entrenched disadvantage, and allow local communities


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Nov 27

VCOSS submission to the Victorian inquiry into the labour hire industry and insecure work.


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Public transport is important for people experiencing disadvantage because it allows people to access valuable life opportunities, including employment, education,


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The looming fire season poses an extra risk for lower income Victorians who are unable to afford adequate insurance to


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Nov 26

The Victorian bushfire season has already begun, with homes destroyed in Lancefield in October, extreme fire conditions declared across Victoria


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Nov 24

The extreme lack of affordable rental housing is leaving people on the lowest incomes almost completely locked out of the


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Nov 20

A report released today on the recently implemented arrangements for mental health community support services and alcohol and drug treatment


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VCOSS recently provided a submission to the state government's Early Childhood Consultation Paper, released as part of the Education State.


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A worrying 36 per cent increase in energy and water disconnections shows the need for reform of retailers’ response to


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Nov 19

The current minimum age of criminal responsibility in Australia is out of step with international law, and evidence about children’s


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It is time to scrap the discriminatory system of penalty fares on public transport, says the Victorian Council of Social


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Nov 16

On 16 September 2015, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and Premier Daniel Andrews signed the bilateral agreement outlining the rollout of


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Nov 13

VCOSS’ submission to the development of a whole-of-government youth policy.


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