Author Archives: VCOSS

Jun 16

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


Read More
Jun 9

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


Read More
Jun 1

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


Read More
May 31

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


Read More

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


Read More
May 28

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


Read More

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


Read More
Nov 24

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


Read More
Nov 17

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


Read More
Nov 12

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


Read More
Sep 16

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


Read More

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


Read More

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


Read More

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


Read More

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


Read More

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


Read More
Sep 8

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


Read More
Sep 3

Managing work, money, our health and legal rights during the pandemic.


Read More
Aug 31

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


Read More
Jul 29

"If I'd been in a private high-rise block, there is no way known they could have got away with it."


Read More
Jul 24

“We’re all in this together” goes the spin. But we’re not. Differential disadvantage means low-income people suffer more, for longer.


Read More
Jul 16

Jinghua Qian turned freelance. A week later, COVID-19 shut down the country.


Read More
Jul 9

"Thousands of masked faces on the street in the middle of a pandemic, thousands of voices chanting, 'bla(c)k lives matter'."


Read More
Jun 26

It will be a long time before I, and many other disabled people, feel that we can live our lives


Read More
Jun 17

Every day after treatment, I would drop my father off and drive to my daughter’s house for a special window-visit.


Read More
Jun 1

Governments can build new housing much quicker than the private sector.


Read More
Mar 25

"Congestion charges are unfair at the best of times, and these are not the best of times."


Read More
Mar 19

A Framework for Victoria’s Public and Community Housing 2020 – 2030


Read More
Feb 28

VCOSS Submission to the CAG Review of the Age of Criminal Responsibility ​


Read More

Joint Council of Social Service Network statement to the Council of Attorneys-General


Read More

Navigation