Cost of Living

Aug 8

Insights on welfare conditionality from an international perspective.


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Jul 31

VCOSS highlights four key takeaways from the 2018 HILDA report—along with suggested solutions.


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Jun 20

One of Victoria's most impoverished and marginalised groups is currently denied utility concessions.


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Jun 18

Most of us in Australia don’t read privacy policies. We should.


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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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Nov 13

Getting a car dealer to fix a dodgy vehicle they should never have sold is currently too hard in Victoria.


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Aug 24

The Victorian Government has assured VCOSS that vulnerable households will not pay any extra on their energy bills to achieve


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Jul 27

Shopping around can reduce your power bill, but Victorians shouldn’t be left to navigate this jungle alone. The government should


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May 4

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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Jan 31

Tens of thousands of Australians have been issued with trumped up debt notices. Then they're guilted and cajoled into paying


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Jan 13

Education in a state school isn't really free, with parents increasingly asked to pay extra fees and charges. Do you


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Aug 19

Take a walk down Bourke Street, under the gaze of Parliament House, and try telling a man sleeping rough on


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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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Jun 2

While progress is being made, more should be done to protect vulnerable people from onerous fines and infringements, writes Justice


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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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