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

Jan 6

Community organisations play such an important role for our communities during emergencies.


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Dec 24

Community organisations are themselves highly vulnerable to climate change.


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Dec 23

Young people tell of blowing out birthday candles in the morning and being handed a plastic bag with their possessions


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Dec 22

BY TALISHA OHANESSIAN When most of us think public education we think free education. This idea, after all, is a cornerstone of a


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Dec 21

strong and vibrant communities will do more to prevent crime than any number of 'cops on the beat'.


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Dec 20

We need a big picture, long-term strategy to fix the NDIS


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Dec 19

Simple measures like energy efficient appliances can make a huge difference to household budgets and to people’s quality of life,


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Dec 17

We already know how to end homelessness—we just need to do what works.


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The best outcomes will come when policies and programs are shaped and led by Aboriginal people.


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Victoria needs a strong community sector--with funding tied to true costs


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Cash-strapped frontline mental health services can’t wait until after the Royal Commission for funding relief.


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Victoria could make real chnage by becoming a 'wellbing economy'.


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Dec 12

One grandmother’s reflections on poverty, homelessness and belonging. By Josiane Behmoiras.


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Dec 11

A range of resources are available for organisations, clients and communities to help prepare for the summer season.


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