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VCOSS analysts regularly scrutinise unfolding social trends and new policy approaches, and discuss ways to create a fairer and more just society.

Nov 18

Community services are continually frustrated by short-term funding contracts.


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Nov 17

More than 40 per cent of Australia’s disadvantaged kids do not play organised sport.


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Nov 16

Too many Victorians miss out on access to justice because they can’t find legal help.


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Nov 14

Representatives of the Labor, Liberal and Greens parties present their vision for a fairer and more just Victoria.


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Nov 12

Many Victorians would remember the death of Luke Batty in 2014, killed by his father at a cricket pitch. This


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Nov 8

Not all asylum seekers are living in detention centres. Some are living in the Victorian community, in extremely difficult circumstances.


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Nov 5

Young carers have been speaking out in the media recently about the tough realities of caring for loved ones while


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Nov 1

VicSRC is the peak body representing school-aged students in Victoria. We exist to empower all student voices to be valued


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Oct 25

Community health services are the quiet achievers of Victoria’s health system. Under increasing pressure and desperate for more resources, they


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Oct 22

Single mother families do it tough when it comes to school costs, writes Jenny Davidson, CEO of Council of Single


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Oct 17

Home solar could get a huge kick-along in Victoria over the next few years. Under the ‘Solar Homes’ program, Labor


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Oct 12

Unemployment, under-employment and stagnant wages are often in the headlines. One solution that is regularly pitched for these issues is


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Oct 10

In June this year the Victorian Parliament passed Australia’s first ever treaty legislation, the Advancing the Treaty Process with Aboriginal Victorians Bill


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Oct 8

There’s a perception that living in rural areas is cheaper than in cities, but the added cost of transport can


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Oct 5

In Victoria, over 40 per cent of people who have been in prison will commit another crime and be back


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