Monthly Archives: April 2016

Apr 29

Despite increasing average living standards in Australia, these benefits are not equally shared. People earning low incomes, especially those renting,


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The 2016 Victorian Budget projects substantial surpluses over the next four years. This is driven by revenue rising faster than expenditure


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Work is fundamental to the Victorian economy and a key contributor to people’s sense of identity and wellbeing. Helping people


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VCOSS commends the 2016 Victorian Budget for its support for LGBTI community members, with the announcement of a new Pride


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Many communities across the Latrobe Valley, and Morwell in particular, have suffered from severe social and health disadvantage for many


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VCOSS welcomes the 2016 Victorian Budget’s focus on diverting disadvantaged people away from the justice system and addressing the underlying


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This 2016 Victorian Budget funds a number of large scale transport projects and procurements, which provides a long-term pipeline of


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Summary The 2016 Victorian Budget features substantial investment in supporting the wellbeing of vulnerable children and families. Many of these


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Apr 28

  Summary Good health underpins everyone’s ability to live a good life. VCOSS is encouraged the 2016 Victorian Budget includes significant


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Summary The 2016 Victorian Budget includes considerable investment in housing and homelessness in response to the Family Violence Royal Commission, in


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The decline in real funding for community organisations continues, while funding for community sector wage rises incurred as a result


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The NDIS is a chance to improve the lives of people with disability, however, is a major change in the


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Summary The 2016-17 Victorian Budget has prioritised investment in education, with substantial infrastructure funding provided to build and upgrade schools,


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Summary The Family Violence Royal Commission report was a landmark moment and a turning point in addressing the scourge of


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Apr 27

The 2016/17 Victorian Budget includes welcome measures to support people facing disadvantage and hardship, while leaving scope for further initiatives


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