Author Archives: Emma King

Nov 28

The Commission is giving us an early look at the first steps for a system that works.


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Nov 22

Imagine if we declared enough was enough. That, from today, the State of Victoria would not allow one more person


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Nov 21

“Acting on energy efficiency for people on low income is critical to tackling poverty and inequality."


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Nov 12

The Victorian Government has unveiled an impressive though imperfect list of minimum standards for rental properties


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Oct 20

It shouldn’t just be the ‘healthy and wealthy’ who are supported through climate change.


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Sep 2

Poor quality jobs are perpetuating or compounding disadvantage. The market cannot be relied on to fix this; governments must act.


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Jul 8

The NDIA must move from its ‘hands off’ approach to market oversight in favour of active market stewardship.


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Jul 3

VCOSS is applauding a shift towards bipartisanship on the traditional political battleground of ‘law and order’.


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Jun 12

We're helping train young job seekers for long and rewarding careers in Victoria’s booming community sector.


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May 30

Default pricing is a significant and very justified intervention in the Victorian energy market.


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May 27

This is a budget which largely delivers the policy platform Labor took to the state election.


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May 7

There are two ways you know Victoria is on the right track with its plan to introduce some price controls


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May 6

Victorian energy retailers are attempting to block power users from getting a fairer priced deal, the state's peak social advocacy


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Mar 13

Victoria doesn’t have to settle for the title of Australia’s most progressive state. We can be Australia’s fairest state, too.


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Feb 19

So how do we ensure a big and growing Melbourne delivers a good life for every person?


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Jan 29

VCOSS is urging the State Government to take significant steps to ease the financial burden for school families.


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Nov 21

People living across regional Victorian have the same stake in our democracy as people living in Melbourne.


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Nov 20

It has to end. Power is an essential service. We need to put people before profits.


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Nov 18

There’s a well established link between poverty and poor oral health. No child should be ashamed to smile or scared


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Nov 13

VCOSS and NATSEM analysis reveals there is not a single pocket of Victoria that is poverty free


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Nov 9

The healthcare sector could be a great ally in providing guidance and support to people battling to afford adequate energy.


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Oct 26

We welcome a political tussle over which party will do the most to get Victorians the best possible power deal.


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Oct 24

The Victorian Council of Social Service is hailing plans for a Royal Commission into Mental Health as a landmark step


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Oct 17

Victoria’s peak social advocacy body has welcomed Victorian Labor’s pledge to build 1,000 new public housing units if re-elected.


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Oct 12

Victoria needs an ambitious social housing building program to provide a roof to those most in need.


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Sep 26

People with disability will help shape Victoria's care workforce of the future.


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Sep 7

The Victorian Parliament has done the right thing by renters.


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Sep 6

VCOSS & FSSI MEDIA RELEASE Victoria has a window of opportunity to put itself ahead of the game in building


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Aug 29

A state owned energy retailer for Victoria? It might just help.


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Jul 18

VCOSS blasts plan for more school expulsions in Victoria


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