Monthly Archives: May 2017

May 24

Violent men always always seek to justify and explain away their actions. Here's how they do it.


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May 17

Governments should begin harnessing the power of community organisations in disaster planning, according to a new report from the Victorian


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May 16

Community organisations are the key to helping Victorians prepare for and overcome disasters and it is time to bring them


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May 9

The wait is finally over. The 2017 Federal Budget has been released. So, what did VCOSS members and and national


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The Victorian Council of Social Service has welcomed a plan to give new rights to people struggling to pay their


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May 5

Prof. David Hayward examines how an increased spend in the Victorian Budget 2017-2018 is possible because of a big increase


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This is another Victorian Budget with considerable investment in transport with nearly $4 billion allocated over the next four years,


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Strong growth in revenue has allowed the Victorian government to cut payroll tax and stamp duty for first home buyers


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Among welcome measures, Victoria's new 'supermax' youth jail represents a missed opportunity to create a world-class youth justice system.


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May 4

There is a reason VCOSS called the 2017 Victorian Budget "a budget with a heart". It contains a historic and


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Subsidised energy efficiency upgrades, support for choosing energy retailers and investment in financial counselling are good measures for low-income households


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Funding to support people in the transition to the NDIS and to reduce abuse in disability services are among some


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May 3

Funding to develop an Aboriginal treaty, a LGBTI inclusive Victoria and implementing the state's multicultural policy are positive investments to


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Expanding the Maternal and Child Health service and increasing the number of child protection workers through this year's Victorian Budget


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Expanding social housing through measures including a growth fund and community housing loans, the 2017 Victorian Budget is a great


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