Author Archives: VCOSS

Sep 16

Foster kids without proof-of-life document can’t access many services and supports, including subsidised childcare, school enrolment, and a Medicare card.


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Aug 4

"I worried whether I was inherently 'evil' for supporting my father, or even being related to him"


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May 13

A new report finds that headline statistics about unemployment figures create a “false optimism” that doesn’t correspond to the reality


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The decision to make a universal Power Saving Bonus the headline Budget initiative on cost-of-living issues is an important recognition


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May 6

While some funding toward emergency resilience has been provided in the Budget, it doesn’t go far enough in the current


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The funding allocated in this Budget is not sufficient to fully cover the increasing financial pressures facing the community sector.


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The 2022-23 Budget includes some sensible initiatives to improve justice system responses, but misses the opportunity to adopt a justice


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VCOSS is pleased to see that gender responsive budgeting will be embedded in Victorian legislation to ensure that an equality


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The Budget delivers much to like in early childhood education, schools, training and skills.


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We know that employment figures don’t always tell the full story, so we continue to advocate for policy measures and


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The theme of the Victorian Government’s 2022-23 Budget is ‘Putting Patients First’, and it’s certainly a bonanza for the health


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There are countless initiatives in the State Budget that would form part of a wellbeing economy. It is time to


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The 2022-23 Budget could have gone further to ensure that all Victorians have safe, stable and affordable homes. 


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Jun 16

The 2021-22 Budget confirms the Government’s continued commitment to high-quality education and early learning.


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Jun 9

This Budget largely focused on targeted expansions or continuations of services helping people in financial hardship.


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Jun 1

This Budget builds on the record investment of the $5.3 billion Big Housing Build.


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May 31

This Budget includes funding for the long-awaited spent conviction scheme.


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The Budget includes $3.8 billion to begin implementation of the Mental Health Royal Commission recommendations.


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May 28

Communities impacted by the Black Summer bushfires will benefit from investment in essential services.


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The 2021-22 Budget invests $354 million to support victim survivors and address family violence.


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The 2021-22 Budget invests $354 million to support victim survivors and address family violence.


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Nov 24

"The pandemic has made bold interventions a necessity, and the government isn't missing its shot."


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Nov 12

For a moment, and a lucky few, we eradicated poverty. Now we're letting people slip back below the poverty line.


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Sep 16

Although COVID-19 has been devastating, it has given Meena chance to pause and map out where she wants to take


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Mandy Weber and her two teenage daughters face the prospect of homelessness for a sixth time once the JobSeeker Coronavirus


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John Doutch isn’t too fussed by the unfolding COVID-19 pandemic. “Us oldies, if I could put it that way, are


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“No one should have to be making choices between food and bills, medication and bills. But we are."


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Fear of COVID-19 has changed a lot of things in Ruth Skewes' life, but some things are too important to


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Bayu Pratama has been no stranger to racism since arriving in Australia from Jakarta eight years ago.


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Sep 8

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


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