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Articles and analysis

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

Sep 24

To live a good life, people need to be free from abuse in all its forms. Economic abuse is insidious


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Sep 21

An inclusive Victoria where people with disability have the same opportunities as other Victorians. This is the Victoria that VCOSS,


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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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Sep 5

Provide free public transport for school aged children and young people from families facing disadvantage.


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Aug 15

Would you ask a doctor to flip a coin to see if you’ll get a check-up and appropriate treatment?


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Aug 12

“I’ll die if I go in there,” David thought. But his options were limited.


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Aug 8

Insights on welfare conditionality from an international perspective.


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Aug 7

Victorians with disability are at risk of being overlooked in the long-awaited push towards safeguards for renters.


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Jul 31

VCOSS highlights four key takeaways from the 2018 HILDA report—along with suggested solutions.


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Victoria's Charter of Human Rights was an first important step. But it’s now time for the next great stride.


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Jun 26

Overwhelming evidence means it's time for Victoria to follow suit.


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Jun 20

One of Victoria's most impoverished and marginalised groups is currently denied utility concessions.


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Jun 19

Relive key moments from the 2018 VCOSS Good Life Summit. [Videos]


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Jun 18

Most of us in Australia don’t read privacy policies. We should.


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Jun 14

Victoria’s top three political leaders have used the VCOSS Good Life Summit to expand on their vision for a fairer


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