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Jul 18

"Personal responsibility only works if you have the personal means to do what’s required."


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May 13

A new report finds that headline statistics about unemployment figures create a “false optimism” that doesn’t correspond to the reality


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May 6

The theme of the Victorian Government’s 2022-23 Budget is ‘Putting Patients First’, and it’s certainly a bonanza for the health


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There are countless initiatives in the State Budget that would form part of a wellbeing economy. It is time to


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Mar 16

Should the clean energy revolution only be for the benefit of the already well-off? We think not.


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Mar 9

ANALYSIS The Victorian Government is being urged to plant more trees and build more parks in Melbourne’s west. Green spaces


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Nov 29

With the case numbers rising I was glad that childcare centres were closing. But also, we would have to scramble.


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Sep 10

Engaging with culturally diverse and Aboriginal people in a tailored, safe and appropriate manner is crucial to ensuring those communities


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Sep 8

Disaster management has become a more familiar concept for more Victorians over the last couple of years.


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Aug 9

VicHealth CEO, Dr Sandro Demaio, on why we must build a common understanding of what a wellbeing economy can offer


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Aug 6

I can’t help but feel a sharp sense of dread and loss when someone asks, “So, what do you do?”


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May 31

The Budget includes $3.8 billion to begin implementation of the Mental Health Royal Commission recommendations.


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May 28

Communities impacted by the Black Summer bushfires will benefit from investment in essential services.


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The 2021-22 Budget invests $354 million to support victim survivors and address family violence.


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May 7

Air pollution is a severe threat to children and people already experiencing ill-health or disadvantage.


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Submission to the Active Victoria Refresh strategy


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Apr 22

Submission to the Inquiry into Health Impacts of Air Pollution in Victoria


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Mar 27

Pandemic supports are ending. It's not going to be pretty.


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Mar 16

It can be painful to tell our own stories (again, and again, and again…).


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Mar 2

The Royal Commission's final report is detailed, ambitious and significant.


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Dec 23

It can be painful to watch people give gifts and attend family gatherings when you can't do the same.


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Sep 17

 Victorian Voices a special Facebook Live series brought to you in partnership with ABC Melbourne. This episode was aired


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I just pray every day that we will be allowed to go outside of the suburb, just to get food.


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Sep 16

Although COVID-19 has been devastating, it has given Meena chance to pause and map out where she wants to take


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Mandy Weber and her two teenage daughters face the prospect of homelessness for a sixth time once the JobSeeker Coronavirus


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“No one should have to be making choices between food and bills, medication and bills. But we are."


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Fear of COVID-19 has changed a lot of things in Ruth Skewes' life, but some things are too important to


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Aug 14

I could see the doctors talking but couldn’t understand what they were saying. It was very isolating.


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Jul 24

“We’re all in this together” goes the spin. But we’re not. Differential disadvantage means low-income people suffer more, for longer.


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