Budget

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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Expanding the Maternal and Child Health service and increasing the number of child protection workers through this year's Victorian Budget


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Expanding social housing through measures including a growth fund and community housing loans, the 2017 Victorian Budget is a great


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Investment in mental health, drug and alcohol services and in Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisations in the 2017 Victorian Budget will


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There is more support for students facing disadvantage across early years and school years in the 2017 Victorian Budget, as


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The 2017 Victorian Budget includes welcome initiatives to stimulate employment growth in new industries and in localities facing disadvantage. It


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Dec 7

Victoria has a problem with the repeat and violent offending behaviours by a small number of young offenders. But we


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Aug 25

Competition in the delivery of social services isn't entirely new. So why are alarms bells sounding in some quarters?


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Apr 29

Despite increasing average living standards in Australia, these benefits are not equally shared. People earning low incomes, especially those renting,


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The 2016 Victorian Budget projects substantial surpluses over the next four years. This is driven by revenue rising faster than expenditure


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Work is fundamental to the Victorian economy and a key contributor to people’s sense of identity and wellbeing. Helping people


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VCOSS commends the 2016 Victorian Budget for its support for LGBTI community members, with the announcement of a new Pride


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Many communities across the Latrobe Valley, and Morwell in particular, have suffered from severe social and health disadvantage for many


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