Author Archives: Emma King

Nov 23

Lasting solutions won’t be found in universal cash-splashes, short-term payment freezes or cute gimmicks. 


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Oct 19

A bold energy reform plan.


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Aug 29

Significant jobs growth in the community sector must be properly supported and managed. 


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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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Jul 15

As we shift from government mandates to personal responsibility, nobody should be left behind.


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Jul 5

Victoria will increase current funding to help services meet rising costs.


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Jun 24

VCOSS statement of the departure of Ministers Merlino, Foley, Neville and Pakula.


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Jun 16

Victoria is on an absolute winner with its new $9 billion early childhood package.


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May 3

The 2022 Victorian Budget is one of the leanest in years


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Nov 18

Knowingly pushing 200,000 Victorians into poverty is a terrible start to our post-COVID recovery.


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Nov 13

VCOSS will continue to be an ally to Victoria’s trans and gender diverse community.


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Sep 23

Kim will be missed by those who loved her, which is to say all those who knew her well.


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Jul 19

VCOSS has launched a open-access video ad to encourage vaccination uptake.


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Jul 2

MEDIA RELEASE The Victorian Government is cutting funding to the state’s social service groups and frontline charities, in a move


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Jun 17

Feds, state and power companies must do more.


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May 20

This is a smart and positive budget, with a big investment in mental health at its core.


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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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Apr 15

A quick note to Australia's new Disability Services Minister marking her first day in the job


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Mar 27

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


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Mar 2

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


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Feb 18

Power companies must remember these customers are real people and energy is an essential service.


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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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Nov 17

Everybody needs a home that stays cool in summer and warm in winter.


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Nov 15

“A single investment of this scale has not been seen in many decades, if ever. It’s a gamechanger.”


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Sep 11

Victorians warn they’ll need to forego food and medicine with planned cuts to JobSeeker.


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Sep 7

The REIV need to pull their heads in and retract this misguided, callous and dangerous directive.


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Aug 31

We're teaming up with ABC Melbourne to help deliver important COVID-related information direct into communities.


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Aug 27

Investing in the community services industry is smart. It’s an investment in the future for the wellbeing of all Victorians.


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Aug 10

A monthly discussion forum to guide community organisations through the COVID-19 pandemic.


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Aug 5

If we're not bold enough to do what's required now, will we ever be?


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