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May 6

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


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Apr 29

Submission to the Inquiry into Children Affected by Parental Incarceration


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Apr 8

Free education. It's the promise of fairness on which our egalitarian ideals rest, right?


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May 31

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


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May 14

A guest article with Leanne Petrides, Community Information & Support Cranbourne


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Mar 10

Guest blog from Karen Dimmock, CEO of Association for Children with Disability.


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Dec 23

Submission to the Victorian Youth Strategy


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Sep 25

Submission to the 2020 Review of the Disability Standards for Education 2005


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Sep 16

Although COVID-19 has been devastating, it has given Meena chance to pause and map out where she wants to take


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Jun 30

Culturally and linguistically diverse families should not have their access to a range of early learning restricted by financial barriers.


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Submission to The Education State


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Feb 28

Submission to the CAG Review of the Age of Criminal Responsibility


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Joint Council of Social Service Network statement to the Council of Attorneys-General


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Feb 27

Submission on the Public Engagement Framework Consultation Draft


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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 18

Submission to the inquiry into Auditor-General’s Report No. 253.


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Oct 31

It is a universal truth that engagement in early years services can build social connection and contribute to thriving communities.


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Sep 19

Submission to the Senate inquiry into the adequacy of Newstart and related payments


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May 23

All kids in Victoria should be able to get to school, wherever they live and whatever their families’ circumstances.


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Mar 26

Submission to the Review of Victoria’s Child Safe Standards


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Jan 29

VCOSS is urging the State Government to take significant steps to ease the financial burden for school families.


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Nov 18

There’s a well established link between poverty and poor oral health. No child should be ashamed to smile or scared


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Oct 12

Victoria needs an ambitious social housing building program to provide a roof to those most in need.


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Jul 18

VCOSS blasts plan for more school expulsions in Victoria


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Jul 16

All school-age children should be able to play sport however simply making PE compulsory isn’t the right response.


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


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Jul 11

Too broad and too quick—we have a few concerns about Victoria's proposed 'child information sharing' scheme.


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Jun 15

Educational attainment is one of best ways to help tackle disadvantage and break the cycle of poverty.


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Mar 15

A 13.6% increase in homelessness demonstrates just how much work we have to do.


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