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Advocacy

VCOSS raises awareness of the existence, causes and effects of poverty and inequality in Victoria—and pursues meaningful change.

We select policy areas where we can have the most impact.

Our role includes

  • Researching and developing ideas for government and the community sector
  • Responding to current and proposed government policies and practices
  • Advocating for change using the media and direct lobbying, and
  • Coordinating shared community sector responses to emerging issues.

VCOSS reports and submissions to policy reviews and commissions of inquiry.


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Detailed examinations of emerging issues, trends and policy developments.


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VCOSS media releases, public statements and updates.


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Each year VCOSS produces an authoritative submission detailing desired policy directions for the government.


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Elections are when we decide what kind of Victoria we want. Here are some ideas.


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Insight is VCOSS’s flagship magazine, chock-full of research, ideas and informed commentary.


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