Author Archives: Mary Sayers

Jun 14

Lots of questions still need answering before the community services portable long service leave scheme starts on 1 July.


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Nov 23

Giving every Victorian child a high-quality education relies on designing inclusive, engaging and affordable schools. Inclusive schools embrace diversity and


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Sep 10

How can we improve outcomes for kids – especially vulnerable children and young people – and their families?


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Jul 16

The real issue isn’t intergenerational welfare dependency, it’s intergenerational disadvantage.


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Jul 11

This is a horror show with no single villain. Many players bear the blame for high prices.


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May 3

The 2017 Victorian Budget includes welcome initiatives to stimulate employment growth in new industries and in localities facing disadvantage. It


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Oct 28

Planning for Australia’s rapidly changing community sector workforce presents many challenges and opportunities. With moves towards consumer-directed care, many organisations


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Sep 16

One in ten young Australians are not in education, employment or training. They’re neither “earning” nor “learning”. What if we


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Aug 25

Would a business unveil a new product without first engaging in extensive market testing? Of course not. Yet, in the


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Dec 18

We are pleased to award the inaugural RMIT-VCOSS PhD scholarship to Liz Hudson, who was chosen for her long history


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Dec 4

Today, the national charities regulator, the Australian Charities and Not for Profit Commission (ACNC) released its annual report, Australian Charities


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May 21

A new VCOSS report gives a snapshot of the contribution of Victoria's community sector charities to the state's economy and


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May 6

VCOSS welcomes the substantial funding in the 2015-16 State Budget aimed at building local communities and promoting social inclusion.


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Apr 21

The 2015-16 state budget, to be presented in May 2015, presents an excellent opportunity for the Victorian Government to fund


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Apr 7

City of Whittlesea leads the way with its Safe in Our Homes, Safe in Our Communities Family Violence and Gender


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