Budget

Jun 16

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


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Jun 9

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


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Jun 1

The community sector, like many other industries, is facing new challenges and disruptions because of COVID-19.


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


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May 31

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


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


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The Budget commits funding to a range of community-focused initiatives.


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May 28

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


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


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Some jobseekers will require targeted support to participate in the state’s economic recovery.


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May 11

Does the 2021 Federal Budget deliver the right type and scale of investment across critical areas of social policy?


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Nov 24

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


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May 24

Kate Colvin from Council to Homeless Persons shares budget priorities that can help thousands of Victorians facing homelessness.


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May 26

Revenue Transport Justice Cost of living Disability, older people and carers Community sector and social cohesion Children and families Housing


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Mar 19

Self-determination is vital to improving Aboriginal health and wellbeing. The full potential of Aboriginal peoples can best be realised through


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Mar 15

The Victorian Government should match the per capita funding provided by the Commonwealth.


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Mar 7

VCOSS supports the call for young people in state care to be supported up until the age of 21.


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Feb 16

School has gone back for another year, but many students with disability are being left behind, without the support they


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Feb 12

For many Victorians, rental homes will be homes for life – places where we grow up, raise a family, work,


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Feb 8

Victoria is facing a growing dearth of disability and aged care workers. Waiving fees for entry level VET courses would help plug


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Jun 1

People with disability have the right to be free from all forms of violence, abuse and neglect, and to be


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May 9

The wait is finally over. The 2017 Federal Budget has been released. So, what did VCOSS members and and national


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May 5

Prof. David Hayward examines how an increased spend in the Victorian Budget 2017-2018 is possible because of a big increase


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This is another Victorian Budget with considerable investment in transport with nearly $4 billion allocated over the next four years,


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Strong growth in revenue has allowed the Victorian government to cut payroll tax and stamp duty for first home buyers


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Among welcome measures, Victoria's new 'supermax' youth jail represents a missed opportunity to create a world-class youth justice system.


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May 4

There is a reason VCOSS called the 2017 Victorian Budget "a budget with a heart". It contains a historic and


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Subsidised energy efficiency upgrades, support for choosing energy retailers and investment in financial counselling are good measures for low-income households


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Funding to support people in the transition to the NDIS and to reduce abuse in disability services are among some


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May 3

Funding to develop an Aboriginal treaty, a LGBTI inclusive Victoria and implementing the state's multicultural policy are positive investments to


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