VCOSS budget submissions


2020 — A State of Wellbeing

  • Shift to a modern wellbeing budget
  • Urgently boost funding to frontline mental health
  • Stop stealth funding cuts to community organisations
  • End the damaging funding ‘drip-feed’ to service providers
  • Progress self-determination for Aboriginal Victorians
  • A Big Build to End Homelessness
  • Make homes safe and liveable for low-income Victorians
  • Close service gaps for people with disability
  • Continue the pivot to crime prevention
  • Make public education genuinely affordable
  • If a young person is in state care, look after them until they’re 21
  • Support communities to confront climate change

   2020 VCOSS Victorian Budget Submission


2019 — Delivering Fairness

  • Make education affordable
  • Supercharge social housing construction
  • Stop homelessness before it starts
  • Upgrade homes and expand concessions to cut bills and boost wellbeing
  • Meet demand for community service workers
  • Complement free TAFE to help struggling learners
  • Replace child prisons with better alternatives
  • Better support people leaving prison
  • Boost community services quality and innovation with indexation certainty
  • Foster strong, nurturing families Invest in prevention and early intervention services for families.
  • Ensure that people experiencing mental illness continue to get the support they need
  • Stop disability service gaps emerging

   2019 VCOSS Victorian Budget Submission


2018 — Building a better Victoria

  • Develop the community services industry
  • Waive fees for high-growth community services qualifications
  • Accelerate social housing growth
  • Introduce minimum rental standards
  • Save community mental health
  • Embed Aboriginal self-determination
  • Help students with disability thrive in education
  • Replace child prisons with better alternatives
  • Increase focus on preventing family violence
  • Keep supporting young people after they leave state care
  • Provide more funding for disability advocacy
  • Assist Victorians struggling with housing and energy costs

   2018 VCOSS State Budget Submission


2017 — Empowering all Victorians

  • Build more social housing
  • Help students with disability succeed at school
  • Support every child with high quality early learning
  • Retain community mental health rehabilitation services
  • Empower young people leaving care
  • Empower people with disability through independent advocacy services
  • Cut people’s bills with energy efficiency
  • Improve access to legal assistance
  • Empower communities to deliver local solutions with a social innovation fund
  • Develop a community sector workforce plan

   2017 VCOSS State Budget Submission


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   2016-2017 VCOSS State Budget Submission

   2015-2016 VCOSS State Budget Submission

   2014-2015 VCOSS State Budget Submission