Author Archives: VCOSS

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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Jun 1

The community sector, like many other industries, is facing new challenges and disruptions because of COVID-19.


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May 31

The Budget commits funding to a range of community-focused initiatives.


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May 28

Some jobseekers will require targeted support to participate in the state’s economic recovery.


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Oct 31

Revisit the moment that convinced Victorian Coroner Jacqui Hawkins of the need for a safe injecting trial in North Richmond.


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Oct 17

The Victorian Council of Social Service (VCOSS) strongly supports the intent of the information sharing scheme to protect children from


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VCOSS members work with vulnerable Victorians in many different types of services. Work in community services requires trust between practitioner


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Jun 29

Managing volunteers who turn up after an emergency or during a crisis is crucially important, writes Volunteering Victoria CEO Sue


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Jun 9

VCOSS supports state government reforms contained in the Integrity and Accountability Legislation Amendment (A Stronger System) Bill 2015, recognising they


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Jun 6

A decade of policy failure must end. It’s time Australia’s political leaders provided certainty to our youngest learners, argues Early Learning Association Australia’s Shane


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Apr 19

VCOSS welcomes this opportunity to provide feedback to both the National Disability Insurance Agency and the Joint Standing Committee on


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VCOSS welcomes the opportunity to provide feedback on Consumer Affairs Victoria’s issues paper on rent, bonds and other charges. The


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Family violence devastates families and communities across Australia. One in six Australian women have experienced physical or sexual violence and


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Mar 17

VCOSS’ submission to Infrastructure Victoria in response to the Laying the Foundations discussion paper welcomes the broad-ranging objectives and needs


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Mar 3

Narrowing the Justice Gap contains recommendations aimed to ensure people facing disadvantage across Victoria can access crucial legal support and


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Dec 3

VCOSS is pleased to provide this Supplementary Submission to the 2015 Hazelwood Mine Fire Inquiry, responding to discussion at the


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Nov 2

The Roadmap for Reform: Strong Families, Safe Children project is a chance to help strengthen vulnerable families and improve the


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Aug 31

Submission to the 2015 Hazelwood Mine Fire Inquiry 2 Introduction VCOSS welcomes the opportunity to contribute to the 2015 re-opened


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Jun 9

The not-for-profit community sector is a unique and valuable component of Victoria’s economy and society, delivering value in many ways.


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VCOSS and the non-government members of the Service Agreement Working Group (SAWG) presented the feedback to the Department of Health


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