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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.

Jul 3

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


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Jun 26

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


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Jun 17

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


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Jun 5

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


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Jun 1

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


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May 21

Now is the time to think big, to be bold and to take the smart steps required to deliver real


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May 6

What we’re learning in this crisis is that much of the work that keeps our society functioning is care work.


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May 5

You’d probably expect the lockdown to lead to a spike in loneliness. And you’d be right, in part.


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Apr 30

For many in our community a state of emergency is the daily reality. Emergency relief agencies are there to help.


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Apr 26

Done wrong, smartphone tracing could be a disaster. So let's do it right.


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Apr 16

For some Victorians, home is the least safe place they could be.


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Apr 15

It will take more than dog memes to get Victorians through the long winter months at home.


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Apr 13

Every household is different, and self-isolation rules will hit some harder than others.


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Apr 8

COVID-19 can infect anybody, but people with disability are more likely to catch it and die.


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Mar 31

As we rush to ban evictions and protect renters from financial ruin, some questions are emerging.


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