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May 13

The decision to make a universal Power Saving Bonus the headline Budget initiative on cost-of-living issues is an important recognition


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May 6

While some funding toward emergency resilience has been provided in the Budget, it doesn’t go far enough in the current


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The funding allocated in this Budget is not sufficient to fully cover the increasing financial pressures facing the community sector.


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The 2022-23 Budget includes some sensible initiatives to improve justice system responses, but misses the opportunity to adopt a justice


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VCOSS is pleased to see that gender responsive budgeting will be embedded in Victorian legislation to ensure that an equality


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The Budget delivers much to like in early childhood education, schools, training and skills.


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We know that employment figures don’t always tell the full story, so we continue to advocate for policy measures and


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The theme of the Victorian Government’s 2022-23 Budget is ‘Putting Patients First’, and it’s certainly a bonanza for the health


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There are countless initiatives in the State Budget that would form part of a wellbeing economy. It is time to


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The 2022-23 Budget could have gone further to ensure that all Victorians have safe, stable and affordable homes. 


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May 3

The 2022 Victorian Budget is one of the leanest in years


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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 20

This is a smart and positive budget, with a big investment in mental health at its core.


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Mar 5

VCOSS submission on the proposed increase of the permanent JobSeeker rate


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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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Mar 13

Victoria doesn’t have to settle for the title of Australia’s most progressive state. We can be Australia’s fairest state too.


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Jul 16

The real issue isn’t intergenerational welfare dependency, it’s intergenerational disadvantage.


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May 1

The 2018 Victorian Budget presents a pathway to a better and fairer Victoria.


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Apr 23

Navigator pulls kids in closer when they’re struggling, instead of pushing them away.


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Mar 16

VCOSS welcomes the opportunity to provide input to the House of Representatives Committee on Health, Aged Care and Sport inquiry


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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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Jan 25

Think education in free in Victoria? Think again.


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May 2

The 2017 Victorian Budget delivers on the Government’s laudable commitment to ending family violence. The Victorian Council of Social Service


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Dec 20

Victoria’s peak social advocacy body has warned not all Victorians are benefiting from the state’s social and economic growth, and


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Oct 17

Victoria has reached a sombre milestone, with a record 726,900 people now living in poverty. New figures released to mark


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