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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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Jan 25

Think education in free in Victoria? Think again.


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Dec 15

Recognising the community sector as an employer can help young people understand and explore the wide range of career options


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Nov 30

VCOSS has joined a coalition of justice, human rights, social service and Aboriginal organisations to call on the Victorian Government


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Nov 17

VCOSS is outraged the Victorian Parliament has blocked the construction of new public housing planned for Melbourne’s east.


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Oct 17

The Victorian Council of Social Service (VCOSS) strongly supports the intent of the information sharing scheme to protect children from


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May 24

Violent men always always seek to justify and explain away their actions. Here's how they do it.


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Apr 18

VCOSS views the proposed redesign as an opportunity to strengthen, rather than diminish, financial wellbeing and capability services, particularly at


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Apr 12

"The robodebt system must be, to borrow a term used previously, must be ‘dead, buried and cremated’. It should not


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Mar 23

Victorians will be rightly horrified by the revelations in The Same Four Walls, a new investigation into cruel and ineffective


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Mar 10

The Victorian Council of Social Service welcomes the opportunity to provide a response to the Education and Care Services National


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Feb 27

People on low incomes are the most vulnerable to financial stress and hardship and the least prepared to respond to


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Dec 31

VCOSS is warning Victorians to be alert to a series of price hikes due to take effect in 2017. The cost


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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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Dec 16

This report Creating engaging schools for all children and young people presents a plan to drive better student engagement, reduce school drop


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Nov 3

The Victorian Council of Social Service is warning of a social catastrophe in the Latrobe Valley if local communities aren’t


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Nov 2

VCOSS applauds the scope and depth of Infrastructure Victoria’s draft 30-year strategy, especially its emphasis on affordable housing. In this


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Oct 22

A coalition of sporting and social groups is calling on the Victorian Government to make sport more affordable for children from


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Oct 19

Victoria’s peak social advocacy body is sending every state MP, local council and community leader a blueprint to fight poverty


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Jun 6

A decade of policy failure must end. It’s time Australia’s political leaders provided certainty to our youngest learners, argues Early Learning Association Australia’s Shane


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Jan 12

VCOSS submission to the Plan Melbourne Refresh Discussion Paper


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Nov 2

The Roadmap for Reform: Strong Families, Safe Children project is a chance to help strengthen vulnerable families and improve the


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Jun 10

The issues vulnerable children and young people face, and the important role the community sector and families play in supporting


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Mar 19

Today’s report by the Auditor General provides further evidence to support VCOSS’ call for better ‘middle years’ transition planning for


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Feb 13

This week the Victorian Auditor General’s Office (VAGO) tabled a much anticipated audit into Additional School Costs for Families. Its


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