Author Archives: Dev Mukherjee

Nov 20

Community services...These jobs require a human touch, and cannot be automated.


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Nov 18

Community services are continually frustrated by short-term funding contracts.


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Oct 12

Unemployment, under-employment and stagnant wages are often in the headlines. One solution that is regularly pitched for these issues is


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Apr 10

Is social enterprise investing the same as impact investing, and what are social impact bonds?


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Feb 8

Victoria is facing a growing dearth of disability and aged care workers. Waiving fees for entry level VET courses would help plug


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Dec 15

Recognising the community sector as an employer can help young people understand and explore the wide range of career options


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Aug 23

The Victorian community sector is large and complex. It comprises many thousands of organisations providing a wide range of services


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May 5

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


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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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Aug 25

Competition in the delivery of social services isn't entirely new. So why are alarms bells sounding in some quarters?


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Aug 12

Victoria’s community sector charities work to support and connect people, strengthen communities and advocate for a fair and just society. More than


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Jun 9

VCOSS supports Victorian government reforms aimed to improve the state's accountability and integrity system, but urges they be further considered


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Apr 29

The 2016 Victorian Budget projects substantial surpluses over the next four years. This is driven by revenue rising faster than expenditure


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Apr 28

The decline in real funding for community organisations continues, while funding for community sector wage rises incurred as a result


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The NDIS is a chance to improve the lives of people with disability, however, is a major change in the


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Mar 17

Responding to population growth and change, reducing disadvantage and enabling workforce participation will strengthen a 30-year infrastructure strategy for Victoria,


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Jan 8

VCOSS recently published its 2016-17 State Budget Submission: Putting people back in the picture. The state budget submission proposes the


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Dec 10

The Service Agreement is used as a standard agreement for the contracting of services from the community sector by the


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Nov 16

On 16 September 2015, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and Premier Daniel Andrews signed the bilateral agreement outlining the rollout of


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Nov 13

Freedom of voice, organisational autonomy and financial independence are three fundamental elements for an independent community sector, a joint ACTCOSS


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Sep 2

The Economic, Education, Jobs and Skills Committee of the Victorian Parliament is inquiring into the portability of long service leave


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Jun 9

A low-income energy efficiency program that complements and works with the VEET scheme, in addition to other measures within VEET,


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May 8

VCOSS welcomes the funding certainty provided to community sector organisations in the 2015-16 Victorian State Budget. The state government has


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Apr 1

Victoria’s unemployment and youth unemployment rates are at their highest levels in decades. In late 2014 the State’s unemployment rate


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