Monthly Archives: March 2017

Mar 28

The Essential Services Commission is currently amending the Water Customer Service Code to require water businesses to have a family violence


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Ageist stereotypes and assumptions about the capabilities of older people can be disempowering and takes away older people’s agency and


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Mar 23

Victorians will be rightly horrified by the revelations in The Same Four Walls, a new investigation into cruel and ineffective


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Mar 22

Did you know a large number of people living with serious mental health conditions—up to 10,000 in Victoria alone—could miss


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Mar 15

When we place more demands on our foster carers, we have a responsibility to provide them with additional support.


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Mar 10

The Victorian Council of Social Service welcomes the opportunity to provide a response to the Education and Care Services National


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Mar 9

VCOSS has numerous concerns about Victoria’s youth justice centres, including staff shortages, limited support and training for staff in trauma


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Mar 8

Sending more and more people to prison is not making Victoria any safer. Through justice reinvestment we can redirect prison


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Mar 6

Navigating health and social service reform was prepared by VCOSS in conjunction with Loddon Mallee PCP and the Victorian PCPs. It has been adapted


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Energy is an essential service. Yet there are signs Victoria’s energy retail markets are not operating in consumers’ interests and need reform.


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Mar 2

Victoria’s peak social advocacy body has given qualified support to a State Government plan to make it easier for renters


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